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"The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony." -- John Cheever
John William Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982) was an American novelist and short story writer. Sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs," his fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Westchester suburbs, old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, where he was born, and Italy, especially Rome. He is "now recognized as one of the most important short fiction writers of the 20th century." While Cheever is perhaps best remembered for his short stories (including "The Enormous Radio," "Goodbye, My Brother," "The Five-Forty-Eight," "The Country Husband," and "The Swimmer"), he also wrote a number of novels, such as The Wapshot Chronicle (National Book Award, 1958), The Wapshot Scandal (William Dean Howells Medal, 1965), Bullet Park (1969), and Falconer (1977).

His main themes include the duality of human nature: sometimes dramatized as the disparity between a character's decorous social persona and inner corruption, and sometimes as a conflict between two characters (often brothers) who embody the salient aspects of both — light and dark, flesh and spirit. Many of his works also express a nostalgia for a vanishing way of life (as evoked by the mythical St. Botolphs in the Wapshot novels), characterized by abiding cultural traditions and a profound sense of community, as opposed to the alienating nomadism of modern suburbia.

A compilation of his short stories, The Stories of John Cheever, won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award. On April 27, 1982, six weeks before his death, Cheever was awarded the National Medal for Literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been included in the Library of America.

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Total Books: 176
Drinking Vintage Minis
2017 - Drinking VIntage Minis (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781784872649
ISBN-10: 1784872644

Bullet Park
2016 - Bullet Park (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781511357845
ISBN-10: 1511357843
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Wapshot Chronicle
2015 - The Wapshot Chronicle (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781501278884
ISBN-10: 1501278886
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Una specie di solitudine I diari
2012 - Una Specie Di Solitudine I Diari (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788807019265
ISBN-10: 8807019264
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Cronache della famiglia Wapshot
2012 - Cronache Della Famiglia Wapshot (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788807723599
ISBN-10: 880772359X

Der Schwimmer
2011 - Der Schwimmer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783453405783
ISBN-10: 3453405781

28 Contos de John Cheever
2010 - 28 Contos De John Cheever [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788535917734
ISBN-10: 853591773X

2009 - Contes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788499300184
ISBN-10: 8499300189

2009 - Journals (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099529538
ISBN-10: 009952953X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction

The John Cheever Audio Collection Low Price CD
2009 - The John Cheever Audio Collection Low Price Cd (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9780061965357
ISBN-10: 0061965359
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Literature & Fiction

The Letters of John Cheever
2009 - The Letters of John Cheever (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781439164648
ISBN-10: 1439164649
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction

Diarios John Cheever
2009 - Diarios John Cheever [Fuera De Coleccion - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788496580107
ISBN-10: 8496580105
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

La Geometria del amor
2009 - La Geometria Del Amor [Fuera De Coleccion - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788496580114
ISBN-10: 8496580113
Genre: Literature & Fiction

John Cheever Collected Stories and Other Writings
2009 - John Cheever Collected Stories and Other Writings [Library of America, No. 188] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781598530346
ISBN-10: 1598530348
Genre: Literature & Fiction

John Cheever Complete Novels The Wapshot Chronicle / The Wapshot Scandal / Bullet Park / Falconer / Oh What a Paradise It Seems
The Journals of John Cheever
2008 - The Journals of John Cheever [Vintage International] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780307387257
ISBN-10: 0307387259
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction

Cuentos de mujeres solas / Stories about Lonely Women
2007 - Cuentos De Mujeres Solas / Stories About Lonely Women [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788466319010
ISBN-10: 8466319018
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2007 - Poolside [Durabooks] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781595910103
ISBN-10: 1595910107
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Die Geschichte der Wapshots
2007 - Die Geschichte Der Wapshots (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783832180072
ISBN-10: 3832180079

Essential Cheever CD The Enormous Radio and The Swimmer
2006 - Essential Cheever Cd the Enormous Radio and the Swimmer [Caedmon Essentials] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9780061126468
ISBN-10: 0061126462
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Literature & Fiction
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Relatos/ Stories
2006 - Relatos/ Stories [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788496580015
ISBN-10: 8496580016
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2005 - Falconer [Penguin Classics] (Paperback)
2003 - The Wapshot Scandal [Perennial Classics] (Paperback)
2001 - Ballata (Other)
1999 - New American Short Stories [Lernmaterialien] (Paperback)
1988 - Conversations with John Cheever [Literary Conversations Series] (Hardcover)
1986 - Stories of John Cheever [Mission Earth] (Audio Cassette)
The Enormous Radio [Creative Short Stories] (Hardcover)
Djeuner De Famille [French Edition] (Paperback)
Geometria Del Amor La [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Relatos I [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Relatos II [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
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