The Swimmer: Manhattan Edition - New Yorker Neddy Merrill, the protagonist of John Cheever’s ... and looked to him like a sink,” Cheever writes. ... Neddy remembered the sapphire water ... 09/24/2014 - 8:40 am | View Link
John Updike Beautifully Explains How Difficult It Was To Read John Cheever's Tortured Journals Cheever died at home, surrounded by his family ... It seems to be what I expected to see, what I had hoped for, what I remembered. Sanding the driveway with my son, I see, from the top of the hill, the color of the sky and what a paradise it seems ... 08/13/2014 - 4:09 am | View Link
Biography of John Updike a solid analysis of his work, life John Updike, who died in 2009 at 76 ... works of fiction that Updike is writing at any given point in his life and those that describe the time remembered. Adulteries aside, Updike didn’t live a particularly eventful life. The “effortlessly industrious ... 04/12/2014 - 10:45 pm | View Link
The Ovid of Ossining, US writer John Cheever The Enormous Radio followed in 1953, and in 1958 the collection containing many of the stories for which Cheever is most remembered, The Housebreaker of Shady Hill, which established the fictional town in upstate New York that would feature in his work. 06/15/2012 - 4:00 am | View Link
John Cheever centennial remembered through 'Mad Men' Sunday would have been the 100th birthday of John Cheever, the great short story writer and novelist (Falconer, The Wapshot Chronicle, Bullet Park) who died in 1982 but continues to be cited as an influence by contemporary writers including Dave Eggers and ... 05/25/2012 - 7:17 am | View Link
A toast to John Cheever on his 100th birthday 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 ... 05/12/2012 - 11:05 pm | View Link
Autodidactic Profiles Resources for the self-directed lifelong learner, in or out of college. Discover the award-winning book, Beyond the American Dream. Explore Self-University Week. Sign ... 10/1/2014 - 10:46 pm | View Website
Literary Crushes/Grave Matters I opened the package, flipped through the pages and my eye immediately caught a picture that looked familiar. It is familiar. It's a picture of my brother and me. 10/1/2014 - 5:16 pm | View Website
Falconer (1977), by John Cheever | All-TIME 100 Novels ... A story of suffering and redemption, told in Cheever’s fullest register. Ezekiel Farragut, university professor, family man, drug addict, is in Falconer ... 10/1/2014 - 2:03 pm | View Website
John Cheever John William Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982) was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs". 10/1/2014 - 7:29 am | View Website
John Updike John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic. Updike's most famous work ... 09/30/2014 - 8:16 pm | View Website
When I reviewed “Get Real” in 2009, it looked to be Donald E. Westlake’s final book: On the last day of 2008, at the age of 75, he had suffered a fatal heart attack while on vacation in Mexico. His death wasn’t just a loss to his family and friends, though; it was also a loss to readers, for Westlake was one of the most sheerly entertaining fiction writers of his time.
Exploding with violence and seething with arousal, the third novel by Marlon James cuts a swath across recent Jamaican history. It leaves its Kingston ghettos strewn with victims, a few of them lovers, all of them spattered with blood. Seven killings? That’s just for starters. This compelling, not-so-brief history brings off a social portrait worthy of Diego Rivera, antic and engagé, a fascinating tangle of the naked and the dead.
A massive storm grounds Kate's flight home to Chicago. Sitting on the tarmac, passengers check their cellphones, flight attendants announce backed up toilets. The old man sitting next to her, Frank from Wisconsin, has been telling her about his wonderful life for two hours.
In the race for D. C. delegate to Congress, independent candidate Tim Krepp doesn’t have a ghost of a chance against longtime incumbent Eleanor Holmes Norton. But Krepp, a local tour guide, is something of an expert on ghosts. He’s the author of “Capitol Hill Haunts” and “Ghosts of Georgetown.” Like any Washington power broker, he knows where the bodies are buried — and he knows where they don’t stay buried.