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  2. John Cheever - Wikipedia

    John William Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982) was an American short story writer and novelist. He is sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs". [1] [2] 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 .

  3. John Cheever | Biography, Books, & Facts | Britannica

    John Cheever, (born May 27, 1912, Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.—died June 18, 1982, Ossining, New York), American short-story writer and novelist whose work describes, often through fantasy and ironic comedy, the life, manners, and morals of middle-class suburban America. Cheever has been called “the Chekhov of the suburbs” for his ability to capture the drama and sadness of the lives of his characters by revealing the undercurrents of apparently insignificant events.

  4. List of Books by John Cheever | Barnes & Noble®

    John Cheever Books. One of America’s most distinguished writers of short fiction, John Cheever (1912-1982) has been dubbed "the Chekhov of the suburbs," skillfully revealing the inner lives beneath the facade. His collected stories won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979. In addition to his short fictions — including his best-known story "The Swimmer" — Cheever wrote the Wapshot Chronicle novels.

  5. The demons that drove John Cheever | Biography books | The ...

    John Cheever died in 1982, at the height of his fame as the bestselling, Pulitzer prize-winning author of five novels and some of the most brilliant short stories ever published.

  6. John Cheever Biography - life, family, childhood, children ...

    John Cheever was born on May 27, 1912, in Quincy, Massachusetts. His parents, Frederick Lincoln Cheever and Mary Liley Cheever, had two sons. His father owned a shoe factory until he lost it due to the Great Depression of the 1930s (a time of severe economic hardship). His mother owned a gift shop and supported the family with the shop's profits.

  7. John Cheever (Author of The Stories of John Cheever) - Goodreads

    John Cheever was an American novelist and short story writer, sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs" or "the Ovid of Ossining." His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the suburbs of Westchester, New York, and old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, where he was born. His main themes include the duality of human nature: sometimes dramatized as the disparity between a character's decorous social persona and inner ...

  8. John Cheever was an eminent twentieth century American literature writer, noted for his prolific novels and short stories. He is often referred to as “the Chekhov of the suburbs” for his focus on suburbs. Majority of his work foregrounds the suburbs of Manhattan, Massachusetts, New England and Italy.

  9. The Stories of John Cheever - Wikipedia

    The Stories of John Cheever is a 1978 short story collection by American author John Cheever. It contains some of his most famous stories, including "The Enormous Radio", "Goodbye, My Brother", "The Country Husband", "The Five-Forty-Eight" and "The Swimmer". It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1979 and its first paperback edition won a 1981 National Book Award.

  10. Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 62

    The first meeting with John Cheever took place in the spring of 1969, just after his novel Bullet Park was published. Normally, Cheever leaves the country when a new book is released, but this time he had not, and as a result many interviewers on the East Coast were making their way to Ossining, New York, where the master storyteller offered them the pleasures of a day in the country—but very little conversation about his book or the art of writing.

  11. Basically Decent | The New Yorker

    John Cheever, the author of five novels and of many—a hundred and twenty-one—of the most brilliant and memorable short stories this magazine has ever printed, died in 1982, at the age of ...