The Stories of John Cheever
NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, it has become a classic. Vintage Books is proud to reintroduce this magnificent collection.Here... show more
NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, it has become a classic. Vintage Books is proud to reintroduce this magnificent collection.Here are sixty-one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called "the greatest generation." From the early wonder and disillusionment of city life in "The Enormous Radio" to the surprising discoveries and common mysteries of suburbia in "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill" and "The Swimmer," Cheever tells us everything we need to know about "the pain and sweetness of life."
Publish date: May 16th 2000
Publisher: Vintage International
Pages no: 693
Edition language: English
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Short Stories
, American Fiction
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 ...
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...
Cheever is a good story teller but I'm not sure that he's a great one. Too often he spells things out at the end that the reader had already figured out. In his best stories he doesn't do this. He also has some strange left turns that I don't always get. Finally, even though much of this was pro...
These stories are primarily about people who suck, but who somehow manage to maintain the appearance of people who don't suck. Eventually, they push their luck and are exposed. Then all the neighbors gossip about them, because it's better to keep the focus on the suckers who've been found out and ...
Like most people, prior to picking up this at-times masterful, at-times leaden collection, I had read perhaps two short stories written by John Cheever. “The Enormous Radio,” one of Cheever’s earliest, remains a popularly anthologized slice of horror dished up to high schoolers, while “The Swimmer,”...