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The Letters of John Cheever
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About The Book
• An intriguing literary icon: Cheever, a complex and contradictory man, “was an adulterer who wrote eloquently in praise of monogamy … a bisexual who detested any sign of sexual ambiguity.” Cheever was a stranger to those closest to him and presented to the world what he thought it wanted to see. These letters display the stark contrast between his ambitions and weaknesses, while tracing his evolution as an artist. .
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster (July 21, 2009)
- Length: 400 pages
- ISBN13: 9781439164648
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"A special dialogue that touches and haunts...A vivid portrait of the writer." -- Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times
"Wonderfully entertaining.... I felt Cheever's presence in this extraordinary collection. The letters are poignant, stirring one's heart...[and] revealing his perfect honesty about his failings and the frailty of his emotional life." -- The Washington Post Book World
"Fascinating.... love and light irradiate John Cheever's letters....conventional categories quaver before these passionate outpourings of such quantity and intensity." -- New York magazine
"A unique pleasure, one that even biography cannot fully supply -- that of watching an artist discover and refine his world from month to month.... His letters convince us that we are in the presence of both a great writer and a good man." -- Chicago Tribune
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