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The Stories of John Cheever
John Cheever
"John Cheever is an enchanted realist, and his voice, in his luminous short stories and in incomparable novels like Bullet Park and Falconer, is as rich and distinctive as any of the leading voices of postwar American literature." —Philip Roth


NATIONAL BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE AND
THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

"The 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 quarters from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat. Here is the last of that generation of chain smokers who woke the world in the morning with their coughing, who used to get stoned at cocktail parties and perform obsolete dance steps like 'the Cleveland Chicken,' sail for Europe on ships, who were truly nostalgic for love and happiness, and whose gods were as ancient as yours and mine, whoever you are." —from the Preface

"As stories go, as compellingly readable narratives of a certainsort of people in a certain time and place—our time and place—John Cheever's stories are, simply, the best." —The Washington Post

"Profound and daring...some of the most wonderful stories any American has written." —The Boston Globe

"Not merely the publishing event of the 'season' but a grand occasion in English literature." —The New York Times
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