John Cheever Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 33 pages of information about the life of John Cheever.
This section contains 9,669 words
(approx. 33 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the John Cheever Biography

Dictionary of Literary Biography on John Cheever

To outward appearances John Cheever was very much a child of the American twentieth century. Born just before World War I, he lived through the halcyon Jazz Age, suffered through the Depression, and served as a noncombatant in the army during World War II. Then in the middle decades he raised a family with his wife, Mary, as he pursued a thriving literary career in fiction. He experienced a personal decline of staggering proportions during the Vietnam era, but then finally, miraculously, managed to rehabilitate himself and his reputation before he died in 1982. It would be a disservice to Cheever and to American literature, however, to "locate" him so precisely. In his best short stories, he easily slips the bonds of time and place.

In a shaded corner of a Unitarian churchyard cemetery in the tiny Massachusetts village of Norwell, three small, black headstones mark the graves of...

(read more)

This section contains 9,669 words
(approx. 33 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the John Cheever Biography
Copyrights
Dictionary of Literary Biography
John Cheever from Dictionary of Literary Biography. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook