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Collected Stories

by John Cheever

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    $32.99
PUBLISHED: 18th October 1990
ISBN: 9780099748304
ANNOTATION:
These outstanding stories of American award-winning novelist, John Cheever, show the power and range of one of the finest short story writers of the century.
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  • Paperback
    $32.99
PUBLISHED: 18th October 1990
ISBN: 9780099748304
ANNOTATION:
These outstanding stories of American award-winning novelist, John Cheever, show the power and range of one of the finest short story writers of the century.

Annotation

These outstanding stories of American award-winning novelist, John Cheever, show the power and range of one of the finest short story writers of the century.

Publisher Description

John Cheever's Collected Stories explores the delicate psychological frameworks of 20th century suburbia.

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HANIF KUREISHI

This outstanding collection by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist John Cheever shows the power and range of one of the finest short story writers of the last century. Stories of love and of squalor, they include masterpieces such as 'The Swimmer' and 'Goodbye, My Brother' and date from the time of his honourable discharge from the Army at the end of the Second World War.

Back Cover

'John Cheever is an enchanted realist, and his voice, in his luminous short stories and in incomparable novels like Bullet Park and Falconer , is as rich and distinctive as any of the leading voices of postwar American literature' Philip Roth This outstanding collection by Pulitzer prize-winning novelist John Cheever, show the power and range of one of the finest short story writers of the last century. Stories of love and of squalor, they include masterpieces such as 'The Swimmer' and 'Goodbye, My Brother' and date from the time of his honourable discharge from the Army at the end of the Second World War. 'Remarkable' Guardian

Author Biography

John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912, and he went to school at Thayer Academy in South Braintree. He is the author of seven collections of stories and five novels. His first novel, The Wapshot Chronicle, won the 1958 National Book Award. In 1965 he received the Howells Medal for Fiction from the National Academy of Arts and Letters and in 1978 he won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Shortly before his death in 1982 he was awarded the National Medal for Literature.

Review

I reread Cheever's 'The Swimmer' late the other night. It had the effect that reading Cheever always has: it made me want to get up and start the futile task of trying to write something as measured yet mysteriously, heart-judderingly unexpected for myself -- Gordon Burns Sunday Times 'The Swimmer' is a masterpiece of mystery, language and sorrow -- Michael Chabon Currently I'm reading John Cheever's Collected Stories. My God, he was good -- David Mitchell Cheever's accomplishment in his exacting art is proportionally large, as solid as it is brilliant, and likely to endure New York Review of Books I've read nothing better this year than The Stories of John Cheever. -- Peter McKay Daily Mail, Book of the Year

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The complete collection of award-winning stories from one of the finest American writers of the last century

Kirkus UK Review

I never tire these stories: with their mixture of the haunting, the evocative, the touching and the funny, they serially stimulate all my emotions. Cheever is the Chekhov of American suburbia, and a terrific companion on a long flight with a couple of dry martinis. review by Jan Morris, whose books include 'Fisher's Face' (Kirkus UK)

Prizes

Winner of Pulitzer Prize Novel Category 1979

Review Text

"Cheever's accomplishment in his exacting art is proportionally large, as solid as it is brilliant, and likely to endure"

Promotional "Headline"

Complete collection of award-winning stories from one of the finest American writers of the last century

Product Details

Author
John Cheever
Series
Vintage classics
Year
1990
ISBN-10
0099748304
ISBN-13
9780099748304
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
1990-10-18
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Language
English
Pages
912
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Audience
General/Trade