"John Cheever is an enchanted realist, and his voice, in his luminous short stories and in incomparable novels like Bullet Park
, is as rich and distinctive as any of the leading voices of postwar American literature." —Philip Roth
"Cheever's deepest, most challenging book. It has the tone of a summing-up and the tension of a vision." —The New York Times
"A master American storyteller." —Time
"In a class by itself, not only among Cheever's work but among all the novels I know." —Joseph Heller
"John Cheever's prose is always a pleasure to read because it is both graceful and governed." —Chicago Tribune
About the Author
John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912, and he went to school at Thayer Academy in South Braintree. He is the author of seven collections of stories and five novels. His first novel, The Wapshot Chronicle, won the 1958 National Book Award. In 1965 he received the Howells Medal for Fiction from the National Academy of Arts and Letters and in 1978 he won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Shortly before his death in 1982 he was awarded the National Medal for Literature.
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