John Updike Beautifully Explains How Difficult It Was To Read John Cheever's Tortured Journals John Cheever's alcoholism, bisexuality ... 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 to be this ... 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 ... But Begley moves neatly between the 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 ... 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 ... 05/13/2012 - 12:18 am | View Link
The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever — Reviews ... The Stories of John Cheever has 9,050 ratings and 431 reviews. John Cheever is an enchanted realist, and his voice, in his luminous short stories and in... 12/19/2014 - 9:45 pm | View Website
Falconer by John Cheever — Reviews, Discussion ... This is the third time I've read Falconer. The first was in college--I had just met John Cheever at a reading and the book had just been published and everyone ... 12/19/2014 - 8:55 pm | View Website
Reading the Short Story: Do John Cheever's Stories Deserve ... In the quarter century since his death, John Cheever has been mostly neglected by students and scholars. He is enjoying some new attention this month ... 12/19/2014 - 5:53 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 ... 12/18/2014 - 4:17 pm | View Website
Free Read: The Five-Forty-Eight by John Cheever. A short story by John Cheever about an affair and its surprising aftermath. 12/18/2014 - 10:26 am | View Website
New Jersey’s oldest-living governor paved the way for legalized gambling in Atlantic City, preserved nearly a quarter of New Jersey’s land and imposed the state’s first income tax. Now he is making the rounds with a new biography.
Countless books and films have told all or some fraction of how Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel came to dominate and transform the fashion industry. Followers of fashion have been regaled with tales of her love affairs and how pillow talk helped to finance her design empire. Fans of bootstrap success stories have heard admiring snippets of how an orphaned young girl managed to combine her modest sewing skills with an eye for style to rise from peasant to cultural royalty.
No red-blooded American of today would favor censoring works of art. But while reading Dick Lehr’s fascinating new book, “The Birth of a Nation,” you may find yourself rooting for just that, in the form of a clampdown on the landmark 1915 film of the same name. It’s a matter of historical context.