John Cheever was born in 1912. He is the author of seven collections of stories and five novels. He won the National Book Award for The Wapshot Chronicle, and the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for The Stories of John Cheever. He received the Howells Medal for Fiction and the National Medal for Literature. He died in 1982.
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Cheever Novels—New in eBook
Three of John Cheever’s classic novels are now available for the first time in eBook! Bullet Park—a lyrical and mordantly funny hymn to the American suburb—inspired the fictional street where the Drapers live in the hit show Mad Men. Falconer is a classic story of crime and punishment, and one man’s struggle to maintain his dignity in a cold universe. Oh What a Paradise It Seems is Cheever’s last novel—a powerful fable that tells the story of one man pitted against nothing less than the forces of late-twentieth-century civilization. Download them for your device today!
Praise for John Cheever
“John Cheever is an enchanted realist, and his voice, in his luminous short stories and in incomparable novels like Bullet Park and Falconer, is as rich and distinctive as any of the leading voices of postwar American literature.”—Philip Roth
“A master American storyteller.” —Time
Mad Men Meets Cheever
With the phenomenal success of the hit TV series “Mad Men,” John Cheever has exploded back into the spotlight. According to the New York Times, the show’s creator, Matt Weiner, has cited Cheever as an inspiration and keeps Cheever’s books in his office. As a result, the Drapers live on the fictional Bullet Park Road, after Cheever’s novel of the same name (Bullet Park). And as the New York Times points out, “if ‘Mad Men’ came with a decoder ring it would surely spell out: Read John Cheever.” Read the full article here.