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Famous After Death

Benjamin Cheever

As a child of the esteemed writer John Cheever, Benjamin Cheever grew up in a household filled with books. For 11 years, Benjamin worked as an editor. When he started writing, however, he found his literary voice in satire. Famous After Death is a darkly comic look at some of America’s favorite obsessions. Noel Hammersmith, an overweight editor of diet books, yearns to be loved by beautiful women. If he can slim down, perhaps this will happen. If he were famous, it would help, too. As a bewildering series of bombs goes off in Noel’s neighborhood, he is contacted by a visionary writer who calls himself Che Guevara. Through him, Noel sees a brilliant way to attain thinness and notoriety at the same time. Cheever sets up his brilliant satire with an editorial preface, where he introduces the novel as the authoritative text of The Compleat Wordsworth Bomber. By alternating Noel’s journal entries, letters, and annotations added by unnamed editors, Cheever skillfully builds layers of humor into this tongue-in-cheek profile. An exclusive interview with Benjamin Cheever concludes the audio production.

As a child of the esteemed writer John Cheever, Benjamin Cheever grew up in a household filled with books. For 11 years, Benjamin worked as an editor. When he started writing, however, he found his literary voice in satire. Famous After Death is a darkly comic look at some of America’s favorite obsessions. Noel Hammersmith, an overweight editor of diet books, yearns to be loved by beautiful women. If he can slim down, perhaps this will happen. If he were famous, it would help, too. As a bewildering series of bombs goes off in Noel’s neighborhood, he is contacted by a visionary writer who calls himself Che Guevara. Through him, Noel sees a brilliant way to attain thinness and notoriety at the same time. Cheever sets up his brilliant satire with an editorial preface, where he introduces the novel as the authoritative text of The Compleat Wordsworth Bomber. By alternating Noel’s journal entries, letters, and annotations added by unnamed editors, Cheever skillfully builds layers of humor into this tongue-in-cheek profile. An exclusive interview with Benjamin Cheever concludes the audio production.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

As a child of the esteemed writer John Cheever, Benjamin Cheever grew up in a household filled with books. For 11 years, Benjamin worked as an editor. When he started writing, however, he found his literary voice in satire. Famous After Death is a darkly comic look at some of America’s favorite obsessions. Noel Hammersmith, an overweight editor of diet books, yearns to be loved by beautiful women. If he can slim down, perhaps this will happen. If he were famous, it would help, too. As a bewildering series of bombs goes off in Noel’s neighborhood, he is contacted by a visionary writer who calls himself Che Guevara. Through him, Noel sees a brilliant way to attain thinness and notoriety at the same time. Cheever sets up his brilliant satire with an editorial preface, where he introduces the novel as the authoritative text of The Compleat Wordsworth Bomber. By alternating Noel’s journal entries, letters, and annotations added by unnamed editors, Cheever skillfully builds layers of humor into this tongue-in-cheek profile. An exclusive interview with Benjamin Cheever concludes the audio production.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johnny Heller

Length:

6h 10m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

08:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:22


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:46


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:48


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

35:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

13:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:23