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John Cheever
Birth date: May 27, 1912
Died: June 18, 1982
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La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it 6 years ago
Me tomo casi un año pero finalmente las leí todas ."Goodbye, my brother " es mi historia preferida ; el contenido entero es genial pero esa primera me llegó ...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
The title is a misnomer. Not that there aren't some wonderful stories here, but they were never really chosen because they're the best American short stories of the 20th century. Rather, these are Updike's 56 picks out of the 2,000 stories originally chosen in the 84 volumes of a yearly anthology pu...
Infinite Joe
Infinite Joe rated it 7 years ago
This was on Time's Top 100 List? I'm not sure I see why. It's not that the book wasn't good, it just wasn't great. Farragut seemed to be a drug addicted hollowed out soul going through the motions of surviving in prison, and nothing more, which was probably the point, but I felt both a lack of ch...
Well-Lucubrated
Well-Lucubrated rated it 7 years ago
"The wall above the urinal was white tiling with a very limited power of reflection. You could make out the height and the complexion of the men on your left and your right and that was about all...There was some rightness in having the images of the lovers around them opaque. They were universal, t...
Kinga's Books
Kinga's Books rated it 8 years ago
I heard that John Cheever was one of the masters of short stories so I decided to go and introduce myself via this collection compiled by a Polish publisher in the 70s. It is made up of six stories:"The Housebreaker of Shady Hill""Torch Song""The Hartleys""Boy in Rome""Brimmer""O City of Broken Drea...
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