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The Stories of John Cheever Here are sixty one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called the greatest generation From the early wonder and disillusionment of city life in The Enormous Radio to the surprising discoveries and common mysteries of suburbia in The Housebreaker of Shady Hill and The Swimmer, Cheever tells us everything we need to know about the pain and sweetness of life Goodbye, my brother The common day The enormous radio O city of broken dreams The Hartleys The Sutton Place story The summer farmer Torch song The pot of gold Clancy in the Tower of Babel Christmas is a sad season for the poor The season of divorce The chaste Clarissa The cure The superintendent The children The sorrows of gin O youth and beauty The day the pig fell into the well The five forty eight Just one time The housebreaker of Shady Hill The bus to St James s The worm in the apple The trouble of Marcie Flint The bella lingua The Wrysons The country husband The duchess The scarlet moving van Just tell me who it was Brimmer The golden age The lowboy The music teacher A woman without a country The death of Justina Clementina Boy in Rome A miscellany of characters that will not appear The chimera The seaside houses The angel of the bridge The brigadier and the golf widow A vision of the world Reunion An educated American woman Metamorphoses Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin Montraldo The ocean Marito in citt The geometry of love The swimmer The world of apples Another story Percy The fourth alarm Artemis, the honest well digger Three stories The jewels of the Cabots

About the Author: John Cheever

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.

10 thoughts on “The Stories of John Cheever

  1. Kim-kers Kim-kers says:

    Try reading John Cheever all summer and working at a country club That ll mess with you.

  2. Perry Perry says:

    betta check yo self before you wreck yo selfDa Ali GParty Bear in Bleak MidSeptemberI d appreciate these stories , I m sure, if I could see the silver lining in sadness, broken lives and shattered dreams I loved three story collections from a few years ago which also had a melancholy bent Fortune Smiles Stories by Adam Johnson, Thirteen Ways of Looking Fiction by Colum McCann, and The Tsar of Love and Techno Stories by

  3. Vit Babenco Vit Babenco says:

    John Cheever is a brilliant raconteur one of my most favourite He excellently knows the stuff our lives are made of.Although this entire anthology is a gold mine, The Swimmer and The Day the Pig Fell into the Well seems to be my preferred nuggets.This is not an imitation, she thought, this is not the product of custom, this is the unique place, the unique air, where my children have spent the best of themselves The reali

  4. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    I have been reading this book for 18 months This isn t the kind of book you just grab and set down and read from cover to cover just like I wouldn t think most people would grab the collected works of Shakespeare and read it one brilliant play after brilliant play I have enjoyed having Cheever by my bedside always available when I needed a break from my other reading endeavors Cheever is one of those writers that equally e

  5. Jeanette (Again) Jeanette (Again) says:

    These stories are primarily about people who suck, but who somehow manage to maintain the appearance of people who don t suck Eventually, they push their luck and are exposed Then all the neighbors gossip about them, because it s better to keep the focus on the suckers who ve been found out and hope no one finds out you suck just as bad, or worse So why am I giving five stars to a collection of stories about people who mostl

  6. Michael Finocchiaro Michael Finocchiaro says:

    Sixty one stupendously good short stories in a stupefyingly massive volume This was my first encounter with Cheever and some of the stories were simply marvelous The Geometry of Love and The Swimmer being my favorites.More later

  7. Jacob Jacob says:

    October 2009, , . I m not a very good student of History I haven t read Herodotus, or Thucydides, or the other great classical historians But I did see 300, and I spent about five minutes on Wikipedia, so I know a little about the Battle of Thermopylae There s a monument there, at the site of the battle, with a neat little epitaph in Greek see above which, according to one translation, says Go tell the Spartans October 2009, , .

  8. Dan Dan says:

    The Stories of John CheeverJohn Cheever won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer for this collection in 1979 He died in 1982 at the age of seventy Cheever s stories are full of soul searching and the polarities that exist in both our mind and our outward behaviors Some of his symbolism, I am certain, goes over my head but his stories are usually easy to follow Both his writing style and characters are usually tempered the

  9. Alison Alison says:

    We read Cheever not because we love stories about the suburbs, but because Cheever shows us that a wild imagination can t be bound even by the suburbs We enjoy the quality of observation, the dialogue, the air tight construction and what he teaches us about form both in every example and over the course of the collection , but we read him for those moments when his stories take wing to escape cliche, banality, and the mundane.A fewt

  10. Betsy Robinson Betsy Robinson says:

    August 22, 2015As predicted see earlier two posts, below , it took me months to finish this masterpiece To reiterate earlier comments, I read from front to back as well as back to front Not the best idea, it turns out, because the strongest stories are not in the middle I m adding this note for two reasons First, I googled the one story in sixty one that I didn t think worked, and I found a wonderful New Yorker piece by Brad Leithause

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