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A Century Of Cheever

from The New York Daily News

A toast to John Cheever on his 100th birthday

The master of the short story is remembered with a reissue of his classic tales and tribute events

BY ALEXANDER NAZARYAN

 	Author John Cheever *** Local Caption *** Author John Cheever

SIDNEY FIELDS/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Long before Don Draper, there was John Cheever. The master of the American short story was the original purveyor of midcentury mystique, especially its darker facets.

The endless drinking, ever-present cigarettes, infidelities, secrets of suburban life and anxiety regarding America’s place in the postwar world — they’re all in the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Stories of John Cheever.”

That book is getting an updated edition from Random House come May 27, on what would have been Cheever’s 100th birthday.

[ click to continue reading at NYDailyNews.com ]

Posted on May 17, 2012 by Editor

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