The John Cheever audio collection
|Format:||Book on CD 2003|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
Here are twelve magnificent stories in which John Cheever celebrates -- with unequaled grace and tenderness -- the deepest feelings we have.
As Cheever writes in his preface, 'These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat.'
John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912. 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 The Stories of John Cheever 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 from the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
Benjamin Cheever is the author of The Plagiarist, The Parisian and Famous after Death.The Enormous Radio read by Meryl Streep
The Five-Forty-Eight read by Edward Herrmann
O City of Broken Dreams read by Blythe Danner
Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor read by George Plimpton
The Season of Divorce read by Edward Herrmann
The Brigadier and the Golf Widow read by Peter Gallagher
The Sorrows of Gin read by Meryl Streep
O Youth and Beauty read by Peter Gallagher
The Chaste Clarissa read by Blythe Danner
The Jewels of the Cabots read by George Plimpton
The Death of Justina read by John Cheever
The Swimmer read by John Cheever
ContentsCD 1. Caedmon presents The John Cheever audio collection
Preface / read by Benjamin Cheever
The enormous radio / read by Meryl Streep
They left the table...
Jim came home... / The five-forty-eight / read by Edward Herrmann
He looked around the car...
"Miss Dent?" CD 2.
O city of broken dreams / read by Blythe Danner
The walk over to the Murchisons'... Evarts hurried back...
Christmas is a sad season for the poor / read by George Plimpton "By noon, the climate in the elevator...
CD 3. The season of divorce / read by Edward Herrmann
We went to the Newsomes"
The brigadier and the golf widow / read by Peter Gallagher
"Where have you been?"
The Pasterns' bomb shelter...
She poured what was left...
CD 4. The sorrows of gin / read by Meryl Streep
The Lawtons had had a bad year...
When Amy had finished her supper...
It was after two...
O youth and beauty! / read by Peter Gallagher
Then it is a summer night...
CD 5. The chaste Clarissa / read by Blythe Danner
Baxter got Clarissa's mail...
The jewels of the Cabots / read by George Plimpton ; The Cabots had two daughters...
I'll blame it on the roast...
My real work these days ...
The death of Justina / read by John Cheever
At Proxmire manor...
The swimmer / read by John Cheever
Had you gone for a Sunday afternoon ride...
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Short stories, American.
|Publisher|| New York, NY :HarperCollins,2003
|Other Titles|| Short stories.
Herrmann, Edward, 1943-2014.
Read by Meryl Streep, George Plimpton and others.
6 audio discs (6 hr., 31. min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.