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"What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say. I will say that literature is the only consciousness we possess and that its role as consciousness must inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power." -- 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
28 Contos de John Cheever
28 Contos De John Cheever [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788535917734
ISBN-10: 853591773X

American Masters  The Short Stories of Raymond Carver John Cheever and John Updike
American Masters the Short Stories of Raymond Carver John Cheever and John Updike (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9780375404764
ISBN-10: 0375404767
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Angel of the Bridge
Angel of the Bridge (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781556280191
ISBN-10: 155628019X

Ballata (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788887517194
ISBN-10: 8887517193

Brigadier and the Golf Widow
Brigadier and the Golf Widow (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780575009073
ISBN-10: 0575009071

Bullet Park
Bullet Park (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140055535
ISBN-10: 0140055533
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Bullet Park
Bullet Park (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345273017
ISBN-10: 034527301X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Bullet Park
Bullet Park [Vintage International] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780679737872
ISBN-10: 0679737871
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Collected Stories
Collected Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099748304
ISBN-10: 0099748304
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

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

Conversations With John Cheever
Conversations with John Cheever [Literary Conversations Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780878053315
ISBN-10: 087805331X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

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

Cuentos de mujeres solas
Cuentos De Mujeres Solas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788466312783
ISBN-10: 8466312781
Genre: Literature & Fiction

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

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

Der Schwimmer Stories
Der Schwimmer Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783499133268
ISBN-10: 3499133261

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

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

Djeuner de famille
Djeuner De Famille [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070787203
ISBN-10: 2070787206

Drinking Vintage Minis
Drinking VIntage Minis (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781784872649
ISBN-10: 1784872644

El Escndalo de los Wapshot
El Escndalo De Los Wapshot (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420425603
ISBN-10: 8420425605
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Enormous Radio [Creative Short Stories] (Hardcover)
Esto Parece El Paraiso [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Geometria Del Amor La [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
The Journals of John Cheever [Vintage International] (Paperback)
La Geometria Del Amor [Fuera De Coleccion - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Poolside [Durabooks] (Paperback)
Relatos I [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Relatos II [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Relatos/ Stories [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
The Wapshot Scandal [Perennial Classics] (Paperback)