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John Cheever (1912–1982)

Autor(a) de The Stories of John Cheever

157+ Works 10,451 Membros 129 Críticas 40 Favorited

About the Author

John Cheever, best known for his short stories dealing with upper-middle-class suburban life, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912. Cheever published his first short story at the age of 17, and in 1979, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his collected edition of short stories, titled Stories of mostrar mais John Cheever. Cheever also wrote screenplays, and five novels, including The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the National Book Award in 1957. Cheever died in 1982, at the age of 70. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Photo by Nancy Crampton, courtesy of Ossining Public Library

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Obras por John Cheever

The Stories of John Cheever (1978) 3,373 exemplares
The Wapshot Chronicle (1957) 1,577 exemplares
Falconer (1977) 1,402 exemplares
Bullet Park (1969) 718 exemplares
The Wapshot Scandal (1964) 554 exemplares
Oh What a Paradise It Seems (1982) 505 exemplares
The Journals of John Cheever (1991) 411 exemplares
The Letters of John Cheever (1988) 185 exemplares
The World of Apples: Stories (1973) — Autor — 147 exemplares
The Brigadier and the Golf Widow (1964) 85 exemplares
The Swimmer (1994) 73 exemplares
The John Cheever Audio Collection (2003) 33 exemplares
La geometria del amor (1998) 33 exemplares
Cuentos (2012) 29 exemplares
Il nuotatore (1982) 26 exemplares
Vintage Cheever (2005) 25 exemplares
Fall River e altri racconti (2011) 21 exemplares
The World of Apples {story} (1973) 21 exemplares
Drinking: Vintage Minis (2017) 21 exemplares
Relatos 1 (2006) 17 exemplares
Contes (2007) 15 exemplares
Relatos 2 (2006) 15 exemplares
Stories (1956) 15 exemplares
L'Ange sur le pont (1987) 12 exemplares
I racconti (2012) 11 exemplares
The Uncollected Stories of John Cheever (1988) — Autor — 10 exemplares
Déjeuner de famille (2007) 10 exemplares
O Youth And Beauty! (1996) 9 exemplares
Simmaren : noveller (2019) 8 exemplares
A Vision of the World (2021) 8 exemplares
Goodbye, My Brother (1987) 7 exemplares
The Way Some People Live (1943) 7 exemplares
Ballata (2001) 6 exemplares
The Country Husband 6 exemplares
Cuentos completos (2009) 5 exemplares
The Five-Forty-Eight (2009) 5 exemplares
Fall River (2010) 5 exemplares
Diarios (2006) 5 exemplares
Torch Song 4 exemplares
L'homme de ses rêves (2011) 3 exemplares
The Superintendent 3 exemplares
The Jewels Of The Cabots (2009) 3 exemplares
The Trouble Of Marcie Flint (1997) 3 exemplares
The Happiest Days 2 exemplares
Racconti italiani (2009) 2 exemplares
Clementina 2 exemplares
The Common Day 2 exemplares
Atlantic crossing (1986) 2 exemplares
The Hartleys 2 exemplares
The Pot of Gold 2 exemplares
Wapshot, Los (2014) 2 exemplares
The Chaste Clarissa (2009) 2 exemplares
The Cure 2 exemplares
John Cheever - Toplu Öyküler (2022) 2 exemplares
The Summer Farmer 2 exemplares
The Children 2 exemplares
The Sorrows Of Gin (2002) 2 exemplares
Just One More Time 2 exemplares
The Worm In The Apple 2 exemplares
The Bella Lingua 2 exemplares
The Wrysons 2 exemplares
The Season Of Divorce (2009) 2 exemplares
Toplu Öyküler (2022) 1 exemplar
El nedador (2023) 1 exemplar
Birra scura e cipolle dolci (2017) 1 exemplar
Frère Jacques 1 exemplar
Odabrane priče 1 exemplar
Wizja świata 1 exemplar
Le lettere (2015) 1 exemplar
Una visione del mondo (2021) 1 exemplar
Six Decades At Yaddo (1986) 1 exemplar
Brimmer 1 exemplar
Boy In Rome 1 exemplar
The Death of Justina (2009) 1 exemplar
The Music Teacher 1 exemplar
The Lowboy 1 exemplar
The Golden Age 1 exemplar
The Duchess 1 exemplar
The Seaside Houses 1 exemplar
Selected Prose 1 exemplar
Marken i eplet : noveller (1980) 1 exemplar
Signs of hope 1 exemplar
The Chimera 1 exemplar
Miłosna Ballada 1 exemplar
Cheever John 1 exemplar
Three Stories 1 exemplar
The Fourth Alarm 1 exemplar
Metamorphoses 1 exemplar
Percy 1 exemplar
Another Story 1 exemplar
Marito in Città 1 exemplar
The Ocean 1 exemplar
Montraldo 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,561 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições917 exemplares
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 748 exemplares
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Contribuidor — 680 exemplares
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Contribuidor — 536 exemplares
In the Stacks: Short Stories about Libraries and Librarians (2002) — Contribuidor — 531 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 511 exemplares
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Contribuidor — 463 exemplares
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contribuidor — 459 exemplares
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow (1952) — Contribuidor — 438 exemplares
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Contribuidor — 432 exemplares
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Contribuidor — 413 exemplares
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contribuidor — 369 exemplares
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (1984) — Contribuidor — 363 exemplares
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Contribuidor — 356 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 318 exemplares
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuidor — 292 exemplares
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Contribuidor — 286 exemplares
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuidor — 278 exemplares
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Contribuidor — 276 exemplares
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 269 exemplares
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuidor — 212 exemplares
Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1925 to 1940 (1940) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker (1997) — Contribuidor — 186 exemplares
In Another Part of the Forest: An Anthology of Gay Short Fiction (1994) — Contribuidor — 175 exemplares
New York Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Contribuidor, algumas edições151 exemplares
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Contribuidor — 147 exemplares
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (1984) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
American Short Stories (1976) — Contribuidor, algumas edições95 exemplares
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction (1997) — Contribuidor — 85 exemplares
Stories from The New Yorker, 1950 to 1960 (1958) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories (2005) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Ross Macdonald Selects Great Stories of Suspense (1974) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Nightshade: 20th Century Ghost Stories (1999) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
55 Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1940 to 1950 (1949) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
The Norton Book Of Ghost Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Reel Terror (1992) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Urban Horrors (1941) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Haves & Have Nots: 30 Stories About Money & Class In America (1999) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea (2000) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Stories To Get You Through The Night (2010) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Swimmer [1968 film] (1968) — Original book — 31 exemplares
Great Short Stories of the World (1965) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1963 (1963) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1977 (1977) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Half-a-Hundred Stories for Men, Great Tales by American Writers (1945) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Family: Stories from the Interior (1987) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Twenty-Nine Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
31 Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 (1975) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
A Vintage Christmas (Vintage Minis) (2018) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1951 (1951) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1948 (1948) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Huivering wekken : 26 onthutsende verhalen (1982) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Moderne Amerikaanse verhalen — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Vader is de beste — Autor — 3 exemplares
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (1971) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Stories of Sudden Truth (1953) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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John Cheever's Falconer is one of those books you wonder what the author's intent was in writing it. Its protagonist, Ezekiel Farragut, is an inmate in the eponymous prison, incarcerated for the murder of his brother, Eben. In prison, he is mostly just his surname, occasionally his convict number. Only when he interacts with his family is he referred to by his Christian name.

Very little about Farragut is relatable or likeable. He is an opium addict. His marriage, even before his crime, is troubled, mostly as the result of his own behavior. Despite a lifetime of heterosexuality, he easily slides into homosexual acts with other prisoners, going so far as to fall in love with one. The overabundance of Farragut's homosexual behavior dominates much of the book, reminding me of the repetitive non-sequiturs in Breakfast of Champions about various characters' dick sizes.

Near the end of the book, we learn the circumstances of Farragut's crime; interestingly, this is when Cheever most comes across as an unreliable third-person narrator. Farragut verbally claims to have struck his brother but once; at trial, his brother is shown to have suffered repeated blows. Cheever never reconciles the two accounts, nor does he clarify or contradict other significant details pertaining to the murder as told by Farragut.

Falconer ends rather than concludes, and when it does, I'm unclear what I'm supposed to think of Farragut and his uncertain future. Given the Biblical origin of his name, the novel might be interpreted as a modern recreation of prophecies of Ezekiel. Farragut's imprisonment represents the Jewish exile to Babylon; the riot at another prison, Amana, the destruction of Jerusalem; Farragut's ultimate escape and rejoicing, the Jews' restoration to the land of Israel. Cheever's allegory—if that's what Falconer is—portrays them as the actions of criminals and degenerates, leaving the book's meaning difficult to comprehend.
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skavlanj | 18 outras críticas | Jan 27, 2024 |
Nothing in particular happens in this book, but it kept me interested enough to keep turning pages until the end.
 
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blueskygreentrees | 18 outras críticas | Jul 30, 2023 |
 
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Alvaritogn | 18 outras críticas | Jul 16, 2023 |
Esto parece el paraíso es la fábula más inteligente, mágica y encantadora de John Cheever. No exenta de toques realistas, supone la vuelta del autor a una visión de la vida contemporánea más alegre y esperanzada, tras sus novelas y cuentos que examinaban el fracaso del sueño americano. Esto parece el paraíso es el brillante colofón a una de las carreras literarias más importantes del siglo XX.
El protagonista de esta historia es Lemuel Sears, un hombre elegante, de pelo blanco y piel morena que empieza a sentirse viejo. Teme estar llegando al final de su vida y perder así la capacidad de enamorarse, capacidad que ejerce con personas de ambos sexos. Pero en el curso de pocos días, dos acontecimientos cambiarán su destino: el primero es conocer a Renée, una joven de la que se enamora perdidamente, y el segundo es la lucha que debe emprender contra la gente que ha contaminado la laguna de su pueblo, un atropello a la placidez del paisaje y también a la continuidad de su existencia.… (mais)
 
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Natt90 | 6 outras críticas | Apr 11, 2023 |

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Obras
157
Also by
87
Membros
10,451
Popularidade
#2,279
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
129
ISBN
374
Línguas
18
Marcado como favorito
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