Complete Novels

Complete Novels Published to coincide with editor Blake Bailey s groundbreaking new biography here are the five novels of John Cheever together in one volume for the first time In these dazzling works Cheever laid

  • Title: Complete Novels
  • Author: John Cheever Blake Bailey
  • ISBN: 9781598530353
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Published to coincide with editor Blake Bailey s groundbreaking new biography, here are the five novels of John Cheever, together in one volume for the first time In these dazzling works Cheever laid bare the failings and foibles of not just the ascendant postwar elite but also the fallen Yankee aristocrats who stubbornly and often grotesquely and hilariously cling to thPublished to coincide with editor Blake Bailey s groundbreaking new biography, here are the five novels of John Cheever, together in one volume for the first time In these dazzling works Cheever laid bare the failings and foibles of not just the ascendant postwar elite but also the fallen Yankee aristocrats who stubbornly and often grotesquely and hilariously cling to their shabby gentility as the last vestige of former glory Complete Novels gathers the riotous family saga The Wapshot Chronicle winner of the National Book Award and its sequel The Wapshot Scandal winner of the William Dean Howells Medal the dark suburban drama Bullet Park a magnificent work of fiction, John Gardner remarked in The New York Times Book Review the prison novel Falconer, a radical departure that met with both critical and popular acclaim and the lyrical ecological fable Oh What a Paradise It Seems A companion volume, Collected Stories and Other Writings, is the largest edition of Cheever s stories ever.

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    About “John Cheever Blake Bailey”

    1. John Cheever Blake Bailey

      John Cheever was an American novelist and short story writer, sometimes called the Chekhov of the suburbs or the Ovid of Ossining His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the suburbs of Westchester, New York, and old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, where he was born.His main themes include the duality of human nature sometimes dramatized as the disparity between a character s decorous social persona and inner corruption, and sometimes as a conflict between two characters often brothers who embody the salient aspects of both light and dark, flesh and spirit Many of his works also express a nostalgia for a vanishing way of life, characterized by abiding cultural traditions and a profound sense of community, as opposed to the alienating nomadism of modern suburbia.

    171 thoughts on “Complete Novels”

    1. THE WAPSHOT CHRONICLE & THE WAPSHOT SCANDAL : ***** & ****1/2. Two parts of the same whole, sort of - first, you'd have to believe that Cheever's madness had a method. The rising and falling fortunes of the Wapshots, a New England family whose members struggle and strive to make it in the fickle and absurd world of 1950s and 60s small towns and suburbias, meander through the fads and follies of the time and several more universal ones - including the horrifying carelessness and pettiness [...]


    2. The Wapshot ChronicleI used to sneer at the Library of America covers when I saw them at the bookstores: black with the author’s photograph featured across the cover, a signature font used to depict the author’s name. But having read Cheever’s Wapshot novels for the second time in three years, I find the editions to be enlightening, well-edited, and a bargain. For $31.50 you get all five of Cheever’s novels: $6.30 apiece, three-and-a-half cents a page. Each LOA edition offers so much mor [...]


    3. The first two books were great, the middle book was good, and the last two were average to poor. His characters actually remind me a lot of Saul Bellow's characters, but his writing style is quite a bit different. He spends a lot less time making obscure literary and historical references and allusions and a lot more time advancing the story.


    4. A great compact book making it very portable. I love the ribbon bookmark that The Library of America includes with its editions


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