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Collected Stories

by John Cheever

This outstanding collection by Pulitzer prize-winning novelist John Cheever show the power and range of one of the finest short story writers of the last century. Stories of love and of squalor, they include masterpieces such as ‘The Swimmer’ and ‘Goodbye, My Brother’ and date from the time of his honourable discharge from the Army at the end of the Second World War.

The Stories of John Cheever won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

“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

“As stories go, as compellingly readable narratives of a certain sort of people in a certain time and place—our time and place—John Cheever’s stories are, simply, the best.” The Washington Post

“Profound and daring…some of the most wonderful stories any American has written.”  The Boston Globe

“Not merely the publishing event of the ‘season’ but a grand occasion in English literature.”  The New York Times


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01 January, 1978

About John Cheever

John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912, and he went to school at Thayer Academy in South Braintree. He is the author of seven collections of stories and five novels. His first novel, The Wapshot Chronicle, won the 1958 National Book Award. In 1965 he received the Howells Medal for Fiction from the National Academy of Arts and Letters and in 1978 he won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Shortly before his death in 1982 he was awarded the National Medal for Literature.



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