The letters of John Cheever

by Cheever, John.

Format: Print Book 1988
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3505.H6428 Z48 1988
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PS3505.H6428 Z48 1988
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "John Cheever's letters aren't great literaturethey weren't meant to bebut his unmistakable voice comes through on every page. Bristling with his sardonic wit and ``rock-bottom irritability,'' they reveal a man of dark contradictions: an ardent heterosexual in public, Cheever despised his own secret bisexuality; he scorned the upper-middle class but desperately needed its approval. Letters track a romantic affair with actress Hope Lange, a competitive friendship with John Updike and dialogues with Saul Bellow, Josephine Herbst, Malcolm Cowley, Frederick Exley and Philip Roth. In the late 1960s, Cheever's merry, heavy-drinking attitude swiftly turned into family tragedy. Benjamin Cheever, the novelist's son, interweaves affectionate commentaries with the letters, telling what it was like to be reared by a famous writer who was an alcoholic. In the most affecting letters, every word is in place as Cheever paints a real-life character, comments on contemporary fiction or lays bare his frustrations. We follow the writer from a $3-a-week Greenwich Village room to the wilds of Westchester, N.Y. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Cheever, John -- Correspondence.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Publisher New York :Simon and Schuster,1988
Other Titles Correspondence.
Contributors Cheever, Benjamin, 1948-
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 397 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 0671628739 (alk. paper) :
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