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The Stories of John Cheever

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The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
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May 16, 2000 | ISBN 9780375724428

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“Profound and daring. . . . Some of the most wonderful stories any American has written.” —The Boston Globe

“John Cheever is an enchanted realist, and his voice, in his luminous short stories . . . is as rich and distinctive as any of the leading voices of postwar American literature.” —Philip Roth

“As stories go, as compellingly readable narratives of a certain sort of people in a certain time and place—our time and place—John Cheever’s stories are, simply, the best.” —The Washington Post

“A grand occasion in English literature.” —The New York Times

“Cheever’s crowning achievement is the ability to be simultaneously generous and cynical, to see that the absurd and the profound can reside in the same moment, and to acknowledge both at the detriment of neither.” —The Guardian


National Book Critics Circle Awards WINNER 1978

Pulitzer Prize WINNER 1979

Table Of Contents


Goodbye, My Brother
The Common Day
The Enormous Radio
O City of Broken Dreams
The Hartleys
The Sutton Place Story
Torch Song
The Pot of Gold
Clancy in the Tower of Babel
Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor
The Season of Divorce
The Chaste Clarissa
The Cure
The Children
The Sorrows of Gin
O Youth and Beauty!
The Day the Pig Fell into the Well
The Five-Forty-Eight
Just One More Time
The Housebreaker of Shady Hill
The Bus to St. James’s
The Trouble of Marcie Flint
The Bella Lingua
The Wrysons
The Country Husband
The Duchess
The Scarlet Moving Van
Just Tell Me Who It Was
The Golden Age
The Lowboy
The Music Teacher
A Woman Without a Country
The Death of Justina
Boy in Rome
A Miscellany of Characters That Will Not Appear
The Chimera
The Seaside Houses
The Angel of the Bridge
The Brigadier and the Gold Widow
A Vision of the World
An Educated American Woman
Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin
The Ocean
Marito in Città
The Geometry of Love
The Swimmer
The World of Apples
Another Story
The Fourth Alarm
Artemis, the Honest Well Digger
Three Stories
The Jewel of the Cabots

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