John Cheever

Format: Print Book 2012
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Summary
Original essays discuss the basic facts of Cheever's life and critical reputation. Providing these facts is especially important in the case of a man who was prone to self-invention and self-mythologizing. Though his version of his life was long accepted as fact, after his death it has been complicated by unflattering revelations in his daughter's memoirs, in his published journals and in two biographies. Other essays discuss Cheever's decorous style and fragmented structure, and his fascination with language.
Contents
On John Cheever: "something went terribly wrong" / Robert A. Morace
Biography of John Cheever / Francis J. Bosha
The Paris review perspective / J. D. Mitchell for The Paris review
Cheever through the lens of language: bridges of entanglement and bewilderment / Samuel Chase Coale
Portents of the abyss: Cheever's suburban fiction in historical context / Robert Beuka
Updike, Cheever, and short fiction / James A. Schiff
John Cheever: critical reception / Francis J. Bosha
From subject to object and back again: individual identity in John Cheever's fiction / Robert G. Collins
John Cheever's surreal vision and the bridge of language / Wayne Stengel
John Cheever: suburban romancer / Samuel Chase Coale
Supermarket and superhighway: John Cheever's America / Scott Donaldson
From parallels to paradise: the lyrical structure of Cheever's fiction / Robert A. Morace
Writing the Cheever / Scott Donaldson
John Cheever's contingent imagination / Daniel T. O'Hara
The facts in black and white: Cheever's Falconer, Wideman's Philadelphia fire Robert A. Morace
What we keep: time and balance in the brother stories of John Cheever / David Raney
John Cheever and the management of Middlebrow misery / Timothy Aubry
A farewell to goodbyes: reconciling the past in Cheever's "Goodbye, my brother" / Peter Mathews
John Cheever's Bullet Park: the suburbs were never more unreal / Anis Shivani.

Additional Information
Series Critical insights.
Subjects Cheever, John -- Criticism and interpretation.
Cheever, John.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Publisher Pasadena, Calif. :Salem Press,2012
Contributors Morace, Robert A.
Language English
Description xiv, 385 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 370-371) and index.
ISBN 9781587658273 (alk. paper)
1587658275 (alk. paper)
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