Biography & Autobiography

The Journals of John Cheever

Author: John Cheever

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 399

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"Heartrending...Can be read as a writer's notebook, a family chronicle, a brutally honest autobiography, and almost as an unfinished novel...A daring contribution to American letters."--New York Times
Authors, American

Atlantic Crossing

Author: John Cheever

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Category: Authors, American

Page: 21

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Alcoholism

John Cheever

Author: John Cheever

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

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Category: Alcoholism

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The journals span approximately 48 years and reflect Cheever's personal and professional life. While they note events of the day occasionally, they are primarily a record of his inner life and a sketchbook for development of his stories and novels.

Journals

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

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Biography & Autobiography

The Journals

Author: John Cheever

Publisher: Random House

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 926

John Cheever's journals reveal the inner life of this remarkable writer and the contradictions that drove him. He loved his wife and their children, but was acutely lonely; he loved women, but he also loved men; he hated himself for his drinking, but for much of his life was dependent upon it; he was a great writer, but one whose acute levels of perception often crippled him as a person. His journals are candid, beautiful and often startling.
Literary Criticism

The Critical Response to John Cheever

Author: Francis J. Bosha

Publisher: Greenwood

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

View: 844

This book collects major, representative criticism of John Cheever's fiction from the earliest reviews of 1943 through the present, and provides a clear and comprehensive assessment of Cheever's critical reputation.
Biography & Autobiography

The Letters Of John Cheever

Author: John Cheever

Publisher: Random House

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 728

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JAY MCINERNEY John Cheever's letters offer a tantalising glimpse into the life of a writer. They include correspondence with his contemporaries, such as Philip Roth, John Updike and Saul Bellow, his days as a young, aspiring writer and his battles with bisexuality and alcoholism. In this collection, edited by his son Benjamin Cheever, we see how his private correspondence was as extraordinary as his published works.
Literary Criticism

Writing Under the Influence

Author: Aubrey Malone

Publisher: McFarland

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

View: 318

 Writers and alcohol have long been associated—for some, the association becomes unmanageable. Drawing on rare sources, this collection of brief biographies traces the lives of 13 well known literary drinkers, examining how their relationship with alcohol developed and how it affected their work, for better or worse. Focusing on examples like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Charles Bukowski and Raymond Carver, the combined biographies present a study of the classic figure of the over-indulging author.
Fiction

The Jewels of the Cabots

Author: John Cheever

Publisher: Vintage

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Category: Fiction

Page: 15

View: 528

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection Wandering about the sleepy Connecticut town of his childhood, where residents lead lives of grueling boredom, a journalist reminisces about the Cabot children: Molly, a sweet girl and his first love; Geneva who pilfered her mother’s diamonds from the clothesline and ran off to the Middle East; Wallace, Mr. Cabot’s bastard son who lives in the tenements across the river; and the dwarf, Mrs. Cabot’s child from an earlier marriage. In this fabulous tale, the crown jewel of John Cheever’s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection The Stories of John Cheever, a man agonizes about class privilege and racism, confessing to the knowledge of a terrible crime and exposing a quiet American family’s darkest secrets. An ebook short.
LITERARY CRITICISM

Encyclopedia of the American Novel

Author: Abby H. P. Werlock

Publisher: Infobase Learning

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Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

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View: 863

Provides a comprehensive reference to the novel in American literature with over 900 entries containing critical analyses and synopses of individual novels, novelist biographies, essays on fiction genres, and more.
Social Science

Methods of Exploring Emotions

Author: Helena Flam

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 338

Gathering scholars from different disciplines, this book is the first on how to study emotions using sociological, historical, linguistic, anthropological, psychological, cultural, and mixed approaches. Bringing together the emerging lines of inquiry, it lays foundations for an overdue methodological debate. The volume offers entrancing short essays, richly illustrated with examples and anecdotes, that provide basic knowledge about how to pursue emotions in texts, interviews, observations, spoken language, visuals, historical documents, and surveys. The contributors are respectful of those being researched and are mindful of the effects of their own feelings on the conclusions. The book thus touches upon the ethics of research in vivid first person accounts. Methods are notoriously difficult to teach—this collection fills the gap between dry methods books and students’ need to know more about the actual research practice.
Social Science

Powerless Fictions?

Author: Ricardo Miguel-Alfonso

Publisher: Rodopi

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Category: Social Science

Page: 221

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Law

Uncollecting Cheever

Author: Anita Miller

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

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Category: Law

Page: 363

View: 604

The story of how little Academy Chicago Publishers (co-owned by the author and her husband, Jordan Miller) tried to publish the late John Cheever's uncollected short stories, and was blocked from doing so by Cheever's family, is now a familiar part of publishing lore (and law).
Biography & Autobiography

John Cheever

Author: Scott Donaldson

Publisher: Open Road Media

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 450

View: 299

“A biography of great immediacy. . . . There are many sections of great poignancy, many funny things, many of electric intimacy and candor . . . there is spellbinding power, never more so than in describing Cheever’s death, pages that are both terrible and deeply moving; one is losing an old, beloved friend.” —James Salter, Los Angeles Times Book Review “John Cheever: A Biography is clearly an indispensable book. Donaldson moves gracefully from the personal to the literary. . . . Solidly researched and entirely readable, admiring of the writer and knowing about the man. Stuffed with fascinating anecdotes. It’s a gut-wrenching story. Donaldson tells it straight, without embellishment, and our attention never strays.” —Dan Cryer, Newsday “A coup of investigative reporting.” —Publishers Weekly “Both erudite and earthly. What emerges is a rich tapestry that gives the reader extraordinary insight into the workings of a master storyteller’s mind.” —Jean Graham, New York Daily News “John Cheever: A Biography by Scott Donaldson is as readable and ‘unputdownable’ as any thriller.” —T. Coraghessan Boyle “A revelation. What a triumph.” —Frederick Exley “Donaldson has set a high standard that other biographers will find difficult to equal.” —John Blades, Chicago Tribune
Art

Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life

Author: Marjorie Garber

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Art

Page: 624

View: 555

"Bisexuality is about three centuries overdue . . . nevertheless, here it is: a learned, witty study of how our curious culture has managed to get everything wrong about sex." -Gore Vidal
Biography & Autobiography

Avid Reader

Author: Robert Gottlieb

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 936

A spirited and revealing memoir by the most celebrated editor of his time After editing The Columbia Review, staging plays at Cambridge, and a stint in the greeting-card department of Macy's, Robert Gottlieb stumbled into a job at Simon and Schuster. By the time he left to run Alfred A. Knopf a dozen years later, he was the editor in chief, having discovered and edited Catch-22 and The American Way of Death, among other bestsellers. At Knopf, Gottlieb edited an astonishing list of authors, including Toni Morrison, John Cheever, Doris Lessing, John le Carré, Michael Crichton, Lauren Bacall, Katharine Graham, Robert Caro, Nora Ephron, and Bill Clinton--not to mention Bruno Bettelheim and Miss Piggy. In Avid Reader, Gottlieb writes with wit and candor about succeeding William Shawn as the editor of The New Yorker, and the challenges and satisfactions of running America's preeminent magazine. Sixty years after joining Simon and Schuster, Gottlieb is still at it--editing, anthologizing, and, to his surprise, writing. But this account of a life founded upon reading is about more than the arc of a singular career--one that also includes a lifelong involvement with the world of dance. It's about transcendent friendships and collaborations, "elective affinities" and family, psychoanalysis and Bakelite purses, the alchemical relationship between writer and editor, the glory days of publishing, and--always--the sheer exhilaration of work. Photograph of Bob Gottlieb © by Jill Krementz
Fiction

Masterplots II.: Cont-Gor

Author: Steven G. Kellman

Publisher: Salem PressInc

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Category: Fiction

Page: 2944

View: 317

Includes more than 360 interpretative essays on works of twentieth-century fiction published in the United States and Latin America.
Literary Collections

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 2280

View: 623

Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.
Short stories, American

Companion to Literature

Author: Abby H. P. Werlock

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

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Category: Short stories, American

Page: 842

View: 694

This encyclopedia features an informative introduction that surveys the history of the short story in the United States, interprets the current literary landscape, and points to new and future trends. --from publisher description.