John Cheever

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United States writer of novels and short stories (1912-1982)


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The words "loneliness" and "compassion" recur in Cheever's Journals with such regularity as to suggest that for much of his adult life they were the two poles of his emotional existence: the first, the isolation from others that he felt because he could not allow himself to act openly upon his desire for other men (even while fearing that others would divine his secret); and the second, his inability to forgive himself for having experienced those desires in the first place, compounded by the alacrity with which he himself defensively judged others, particularly effeminate gay men (see Frontain, "John Cheever's Erotic Abyss").
Nearby is a small matchbox-style medicine container from Kipp's Pharmacy of Ossining, with John Cheever's name on it.
A biography of the late John Cheever, for instance, must now deal at length with his lethal alcoholism, his homosexuality, and his fractured family life, issues that would, in pre-Freudian days, be handled euphemistically if at all.
There is "no cure for autumn," John Cheever once wrote, "no medicine for the north wind."
Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Cheever, John Berrymore and Raymond Carver melt into each other in a multi-biography that dizzies with its effective disregard for chronology.
Los primeros cuentos o relatos cortos que publico John Cheever (Quincy, Massachusetts, 1912-Ossining, Nueva York, 1982) en The New Yorker, la infelicidad desempena un papel clave en la literatura de Cheever.
The publication of Falconer (NY: Penguin, 1977) marks a departure from the familiar territory of John Cheever's earlier narratives.
The text consists of introductory essays (in side-by-side Italian and English) that invoke literary quotations (John Cheever, F.
Lawrence, Richard Wright, Roberto Bolano, John Cheever, Saul Bellow, William Faulkner, E.
Cox devotes his study to such topics as prison architecture, convict processing, forms of inmate humiliation, sex in prison, and certain reformers who have been as nutty as the politicians who established the prisons in the first place; but he has missed a scarce opportunity to include such great modern "big house" novels in his almost-comprehensive study as John Cheever's Falconer and Malcolm Braly's On the Yard.
Cheever, like Alcott, is the daughter of a difficult and powerful father, the novelist John Cheever, and she's had a lifetime to ponder what an intellectual father can and can't do for his daughters.
The sound score is a purposefully illogical mix of a re-edited version of John Cheever's short story "The Enormous Radio," read by Meryl Streep; a modernized cover of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Triple Concerto" by William Obit; and Radiohead's "The Gloaming."
Bellow later wrote on and off to fellow writers Alfred Kazin, Philip Roth, John Cheever, Bernard Malamud, Martin Amis, Ralph Ellison, Cynthia Ozick, Delmore Schwartz, Lionel Trilling, Leslie Fiedler, Karl Shapiro, and John Berryman, all with whom he shared "a colony of spirit," offering encouragement, experienced advice, and criticism.
Berman's bohemian-ish wanderings may seem inevitably less stultifying than life in the suburbs, but as readers of John Cheever and Richard Yates know, subdivisions harbor roiling inner lives all their own.
This outcome is quite impressive when one considers the competition--The Stories of John Cheever, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, William Faulkner's Collected Stories, Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow and The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty.