The Journals of John Cheever by Susan Cheever

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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
 

About Susan Cheever

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John Cheever, is the author of seven collections of stories and five novels. 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 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.
 
Published October 1, 1991 by Knopf. 399 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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New Yorker editor Robert Gottlieb, in consultation with the Cheever family, here adds to the six excerpts from Cheever's journals that originally ran in the magazine.

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From the late 1940s until a few days before his death of cancer in 1982, the eminent American short story writer and novelist ( The Wapshot Chronicle ) recorded daily encounters with family, friends a

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From the late 1940s until a few days before his death of cancer in 1982, the eminent American author recorded daily encounters--with family, friends and, most powerfully, with conflicting impulses in

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From the late 1940s until a few days before his death of cancer in 1982, the eminent American author recorded daily encounters--with family, friends and, most powerfully, with conflicting impulses in himself--in these journals, which will likely prove as lasting a body of work as his fiction.

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Not all writers have lonely, melancholic, doubting, divided souls .

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed This book contains accounts of this creative American author's struggles with alcoholism and his bisexuality.

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