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The John Cheever Audio Collection

John Cheever

Here are twelve magnificent stories in which John Cheever celebrates -- with unequaled grace and tenderness -- the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever writes in his preface, 'These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat.' John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912. 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 The Stories of John Cheever 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 from the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Benjamin Cheever is the author of The Plagiarist, The Parisian and Famous after Death. The Enormous Radio The Five-Forty-Eight O City of Broken Dreams Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor The Season of Divorce The Brigadier and the Golf Widow The Sorrows of Gin O Youth and Beauty! The Chaste Clarissa The Jewels of the Cabots The Death of Justina The Swimmer

Here are twelve magnificent stories in which John Cheever celebrates -- with unequaled grace and tenderness -- the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever writes in his preface, 'These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat.' John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912. 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 The Stories of John Cheever 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 from the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Benjamin Cheever is the author of The Plagiarist, The Parisian and Famous after Death. The Enormous Radio The Five-Forty-Eight O City of Broken Dreams Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor The Season of Divorce The Brigadier and the Golf Widow The Sorrows of Gin O Youth and Beauty! The Chaste Clarissa The Jewels of the Cabots The Death of Justina The Swimmer
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Here are twelve magnificent stories in which John Cheever celebrates -- with unequaled grace and tenderness -- the deepest feelings we have. As Cheever writes in his preface, 'These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat.' John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912. 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 The Stories of John Cheever 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 from the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Benjamin Cheever is the author of The Plagiarist, The Parisian and Famous after Death. The Enormous Radio The Five-Forty-Eight O City of Broken Dreams Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor The Season of Divorce The Brigadier and the Golf Widow The Sorrows of Gin O Youth and Beauty! The Chaste Clarissa The Jewels of the Cabots The Death of Justina The Swimmer

Language:

English

Narrators:

Meryl Streep, Ben Cheever, Peter Gallagher

Length:

6h 22m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:23


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:28


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:43


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:35