Uncollecting Cheever by Anita Miller
The Family of John Cheever vs. Academy Chicago Publishers

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Ten years ago, publishers, authors, scholars, and the reading public watched anxiously the results of two lawsuits involving the family of John Cheever, famed short story writer, and Academy Chicago Publishers, a small publishing house. At stake was not only a collection of Cheever's lesser-known short stories, valued for their literary merit and historical value, but also the definition of intellectual property. In a dramatic re-telling, Anita Miller draws us into the case, creating vivid portraits of the participants and the tensions between them while also shedding light on key issues of our time.
 

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Miller is a founding editor of Academy Chicago Publishers. Zetouni earned her BS at the University of Illinois at Chicago and studied at Freiburg University in Germany and Tel Aviv University in Israel. She has written extensively on art history. Miller earned his MA at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
 
Published October 1, 1998 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 384 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy, Business & Economics, History. Non-fiction

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Haven—t you?” But formally and publicly, their legal action instead argued that “publication of the projected book of short stories would hurt John Cheever’s reputation because these stories were poor” and alleged, in Miller’s words, “the “total” incapability of our small press to perform contrac...

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The story of how little Academy Chicago Publishing (co-owned by the author and her husband, Jordan Miller) tried to publish the late John Cheever's uncollected short stories, and was blocked from doin

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