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Cheever A Life

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ISBN-10: 1400043948

ISBN-13: 9781400043941

Edition: 2009

Authors: Blake Bailey

List price: $35.00
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For the first time: the full and unforgettable life of John Cheever (19121982), written with unprecedented access to essential sourcesincluding Cheever's massive journal, only a fraction of which has ever been published. Blake Bailey shows us a soul in conflict: a proud Yankee who flaunted his lineage while deploring the provincialism of his Quincy, Massachusetts, family circle; a high school dropout who published his first story at eighteen; a pioneer of suburban realist fiction who continually pushed the boundaries of realism; a dire alcoholic who recovered to write the great novelFalconer; a secret bisexual who struggled with his longings and his fierce homophobia in a revolving door of…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/10/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 784
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Blake Bailey is the editor of a two-volume edition of Cheever’s work, published in 2009 by The Library of America. His last book,A Tragic Honesty,was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2005, and his articles and reviews have appeared inSlate,The New York Times,theNew York Observer,and elsewhere. He lives in Virginia with his wife and daughter.