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John Cheever (1912–1982)

Autor(a) de The Stories of John Cheever

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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

Séries

Obras de John Cheever

The Stories of John Cheever (1978) 3,373 cópias
The Wapshot Chronicle (1957) 1,577 cópias
Falconer (1977) 1,402 cópias
Bullet Park (1969) 718 cópias
The Wapshot Scandal (1964) 554 cópias
Oh What a Paradise It Seems (1982) 505 cópias
The Journals of John Cheever (1991) 411 cópias
The Letters of John Cheever (1988) 186 cópias
The World of Apples: Stories (1973) — Autor — 147 cópias
The Swimmer (1994) 73 cópias
La geometria del amor (1998) 33 cópias
Cuentos (2012) 29 cópias
Il nuotatore (1982) 26 cópias
Vintage Cheever (2005) 25 cópias
Fall River e altri racconti (2011) 21 cópias
The World of Apples {story} (1973) 21 cópias
Drinking: Vintage Minis (2017) 21 cópias
Relatos 1 (2006) 17 cópias
Contes (2007) 15 cópias
Relatos 2 (2006) 15 cópias
Stories (1956) 15 cópias
L'Ange sur le pont (1987) 12 cópias
I racconti (2012) 11 cópias
The Uncollected Stories of John Cheever (1988) — Autor — 10 cópias
Déjeuner de famille (2007) 10 cópias
O Youth And Beauty! (1996) 9 cópias
Simmaren : noveller (2019) 8 cópias
A Vision of the World (2021) 8 cópias
Goodbye, My Brother (1987) 7 cópias
The Way Some People Live (1943) 7 cópias
Ballata (2001) 6 cópias
Cuentos completos (2009) 5 cópias
The Five-Forty-Eight (2009) 5 cópias
Fall River (2010) 5 cópias
Diarios (2006) 5 cópias
Torch Song 4 cópias
L'homme de ses rêves (2011) 3 cópias
The Jewels Of The Cabots (2009) 3 cópias
The Trouble Of Marcie Flint (1997) 3 cópias
Racconti italiani (2009) 2 cópias
Clementina 2 cópias
The Common Day 2 cópias
Atlantic crossing (1986) 2 cópias
The Hartleys 2 cópias
The Pot of Gold 2 cópias
Wapshot, Los (2014) 2 cópias
The Chaste Clarissa (2009) 2 cópias
The Cure 2 cópias
The Children 2 cópias
The Sorrows Of Gin (2002) 2 cópias
The Bella Lingua 2 cópias
The Wrysons 2 cópias
The Season Of Divorce (2009) 2 cópias
The City of Lost Dreams 1 exemplar(es)
The National Pastime 1 exemplar(es)
Toplu Öyküler (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
El nedador (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Birra scura e cipolle dolci (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Frère Jacques 1 exemplar(es)
Ovo stvarno liči na raj 1 exemplar(es)
Odabrane priče 1 exemplar(es)
Contos completos II 1 exemplar(es)
Wizja świata 1 exemplar(es)
JOHN CHEEVER - SPECIE DI SOLIT (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Le lettere (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
John Cheever Stories 1 exemplar(es)
Una visione del mondo (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Just Tell Me Who It Was 1 exemplar(es)
Six Decades At Yaddo (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Brimmer 1 exemplar(es)
Boy In Rome 1 exemplar(es)
The Death of Justina (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
The Music Teacher 1 exemplar(es)
The Lowboy 1 exemplar(es)
The Golden Age 1 exemplar(es)
The Duchess 1 exemplar(es)
The Seaside Houses 1 exemplar(es)
Selected Prose 1 exemplar(es)
Marken i eplet : noveller (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
The art of fiction LXII 1 exemplar(es)
Signs of hope 1 exemplar(es)
Of love: a testimony 1 exemplar(es)
The Chimera 1 exemplar(es)
Miłosna Ballada 1 exemplar(es)
Cheever John 1 exemplar(es)
Three Stories 1 exemplar(es)
The Fourth Alarm 1 exemplar(es)
Metamorphoses 1 exemplar(es)
Percy 1 exemplar(es)
Another Story 1 exemplar(es)
Marito in Città 1 exemplar(es)
The Ocean 1 exemplar(es)
Montraldo 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,560 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições918 cópias
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contribuinte — 748 cópias
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Contribuinte — 680 cópias
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Contribuinte — 536 cópias
In the Stacks: Short Stories about Libraries and Librarians (2002) — Contribuinte — 531 cópias
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Contribuinte — 512 cópias
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Contribuinte — 463 cópias
American Gothic Tales (1996) — Contribuinte — 459 cópias
Timeless Stories for Today and Tomorrow (1952) — Contribuinte — 438 cópias
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Contribuinte — 432 cópias
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Contribuinte — 413 cópias
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contribuinte — 369 cópias
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (1984) — Contribuinte — 363 cópias
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Contribuinte — 356 cópias
The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 319 cópias
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuinte — 292 cópias
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Contribuinte — 287 cópias
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 278 cópias
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Contribuinte — 276 cópias
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuinte — 269 cópias
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuinte — 212 cópias
Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1925 to 1940 (1940) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker (1997) — Contribuinte — 186 cópias
New York Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Contribuinte, algumas edições152 cópias
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Contribuinte — 147 cópias
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (1984) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
American Short Stories (1976) — Contribuinte, algumas edições95 cópias
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction (1997) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
Stories from The New Yorker, 1950 to 1960 (1958) — Contribuinte — 80 cópias
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories (2005) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Ross Macdonald Selects Great Stories of Suspense (1974) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
Nightshade: 20th Century Ghost Stories (1999) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
55 Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1940 to 1950 (1949) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
The Norton Book Of Ghost Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Reel Terror (1992) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Urban Horrors (1941) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea (2000) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Stories To Get You Through The Night (2010) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
The Swimmer [1968 film] (1968) — Original book — 31 cópias
Great Short Stories of the World (1965) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1963 (1963) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1977 (1977) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Family: Stories from the Interior (1987) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Twenty-Nine Stories (1960) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
31 Stories (1960) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The best of the Best American short stories, 1915-1950 (1975) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
A Vintage Christmas (Vintage Minis) (2018) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1951 (1951) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1948 (1948) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Huivering wekken : 26 onthutsende verhalen (1982) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Moderne Amerikaanse verhalen — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Vader is de beste — Autor — 3 cópias
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (1971) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
32 Współczesne Opowiadania Amerykańskie - Tom I — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Stories of Sudden Truth (1953) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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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 | outras 18 resenhas | 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 | outras 18 resenhas | Jul 30, 2023 |
 
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Alvaritogn | outras 18 resenhas | 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 | outras 6 resenhas | Apr 11, 2023 |

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Obras
157
Also by
87
Membros
10,452
Popularidade
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Avaliação
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Resenhas
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ISBNs
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Idiomas
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