John Cheever

A Biography
Author(s): Scott Donaldson
Original Publish Date: Jun 28, 2016
Product Number: EB00673657
Released: Jun 28, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504029957
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"A biography of great immediacy. . . . There are many sections of great poignancy, many funny things, many of electric intimacy and candor . . . there is spellbinding power, never more so than in describing Cheever's death, pages that are both terrible and deeply moving; one is losing an old, beloved friend." -James Salter, Los Angeles Times Book Review "John Cheever: A Biography is clearly an indispensable book. Donaldson moves gracefully from the personal to the literary. . . . Solidly researched and entirely readable, admiring of the writer and knowing about the man. Stuffed with fascinating anecdotes. It's a gut-wrenching story. Donaldson tells it straight, without embellishment, and our attention never strays." -Dan Cryer, Newsday "A coup of investigative reporting." -Publishers Weekly "Both erudite and earthly. What emerges is a rich tapestry that gives the reader extraordinary insight into the workings of a master storyteller's mind." -Jean Graham, New York Daily News "John Cheever: A Biography by Scott Donaldson is as readable and 'unputdownable' as any thriller." -T. Coraghessan Boyle "A revelation. What a triumph." -Frederick Exley "Donaldson has set a high standard that other biographers will find difficult to equal." -John Blades, Chicago Tribune

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