Search Results: "Susan Cheever"


BOOK REVIEW

CHEEVER by Blake Bailey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2009

"Superb work that shows Cheever wrestling with dark angels, but wresting from those encounters some celestial prose."
A comprehensive treatment of the tormented but artful life of one of fiction's modern masters. Read full book review >

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JOHN CHEEVER by John Cheever
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Attention must be paid, and glasses should be raised in tribute and gratitude to it."
Despite the early acceptance of John Cheever (1912-82) as a writer of short stories for prestigious magazines (the New Republic, the New Yorker), he struggled for decades to support a growing family and earn critical respect (both of these goals were realized, in spades, in his later years). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"An almost unbelievable—though not unfamiliar'story of a literary enterprise quashed by money and 'the law.'"
A lawyerly avalanche befalls a well-intentioned small press, Academy Chicago Publishers, for its attempt to issue The Uncollected Stories of John Cheever. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Takes the measure of Wilson's achievement, but not his mesmeric personality. (b&w illustrations, not seen)"
An earnest but flawed biography of the man Aldous Huxley described as "the greatest social architect of the twentieth century." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 22, 1994

"A less than extraordinary exploration of a woman who still puts everyone else's needs before her own, offering little hope of genuine fulfillment for her generation."
Cheever (Elizabeth Cole, 1989) tried to use her own life as fodder for previous books; this time around she uses somebody else's. Read full book review >

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SEMPRE SUSAN by Sigrid Nunez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 13, 2011

"Graceful, respectful and achingly honest."
Novelist Nunez (Salvation City, 2010, etc.) recalls her years with her longtime friend Susan Sontag (1933-2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN CHEEVER by John Cheever
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Attention must be paid, and glasses should be raised in tribute and gratitude to it."
Despite the early acceptance of John Cheever (1912-82) as a writer of short stories for prestigious magazines (the New Republic, the New Yorker), he struggled for decades to support a growing family and earn critical respect (both of these goals were realized, in spades, in his later years). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Lively and astute."
Contextual study of Louisa May Alcott's life (1832-1888) and work, from her childhood among such writers as Emerson, Fuller and Hawthorne, to the astounding literary career that afforded her a feminist independence of spirit even as she remained a caregiver to her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DESIRE by Susan Cheever
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Insightful and often engaging, but also aimless and occasionally trite."
Cheever (American Bloomsbury, 2006, etc.) explores the vagaries of addiction and desire. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"Little protein, much pabulum."
From her Newsday columns—here assembled, modified, and supplemented—Cheever offers a snack tray of platitudes about raising children. Read full book review >

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THE JOURNALS OF JOHN CHEEVER by John Cheever
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 9, 1991

"More so than his letters, these journals remind us that Cheever has earned his place among the modern masters."
New Yorker editor Robert Gottlieb, in consultation with the Cheever family, here adds to the six excerpts from Cheever's journals that originally ran in the magazine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STALKING SUSAN by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2008

"Kramer's past as a TV producer lends authority to an entertaining story."
Two cold cases spark a hot story for flailing TV reporter Riley Spartz in this lively and fast-paced debut. Read full book review >