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A little too detailed for my taste, but the author does a splendid narrative and artfully reveals the nuances of John Cheever's life and characterPublished 1 month ago by wtab7
Cheever was apparently an important American author. This biographer takes care to document his every breath. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dan
I'm extremely grateful for the research that went into writing this massive biography of Cheever. Bailey gives a thoughtful, fair, and balanced picture of the writer and his work. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lily Iona Mackenzie
Splendid biography tells more than you want to know about the tortured John Cheever. Like many, I'd only read a few short stories like THE ENORMOUS RADIO, THE SORROWS OF GIN and... Read morePublished 17 months ago by S. Henderson
I had read a Cheever biography previously, but that biographer skirted several issues or didn't delve deeply enough. Read morePublished 21 months ago by SJ Wagner
"[...] fame blurred discretion, and more and more Cheever's reach exceeded his grasp. 'I've been reading Wordsworth's preludes,' [Cheever] remarked to Lehmann-Haupt (who could... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Jacek Pudlo
More than I ever wanted to know about one of my favorite writers.Published on July 4, 2014 by Fredburg Lady
I believe I would have absolutely loathed John Cheever had I ever met him. Drunk or sober he was a narcissist of the first rank, never seeming to grasp how he came across to... Read morePublished on May 4, 2014 by caetano-sf
I could not put it down. A thoroughly balanced and insightful study of one of the great short story writers of America.Published on May 4, 2014 by Craig H. Gras