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The Resource Cheever : a life, Blake Bailey

Cheever : a life, Blake Bailey

Label
Cheever : a life
Title
Cheever
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Blake Bailey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Cheever (1912-1982) spent much of his career impersonating a perfect suburban gentleman, the better to become one of the foremost chroniclers of postwar America. Written with unprecedented access to essential sources--including Cheever's massive journal, only a fraction of which has been published--Blake Bailey's biography reveals the troubled but strangely lovable man behind the disguises, an artist who delighted in the everyday radiance of the world while yearning, above all, "to be illustrious." Cheever's was a soul in conflict: a proud Yankee who flaunted his lineage while deploring the provincialism of his Massachusetts family; a high-school dropout who published his first story at eighteen; a pioneer of suburban realist fiction who continually pushed the boundaries of realism; a dire alcoholic who recovered to write the great novel Falconer; a secret bisexual who struggled with his longings and his fierce homophobia in a revolving door of self-loathing and hedonism.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailey, Blake
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3505.H6428
LC item number
Z53 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cheever, John
  • Authors, American
Label
Cheever : a life, Blake Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [685]-737) and index
Control code
ocn232980275
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 770 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400043941
Lccn
2008042277
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o232980275
  • (OCoLC)232980275
Label
Cheever : a life, Blake Bailey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [685]-737) and index
Control code
ocn232980275
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 770 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400043941
Lccn
2008042277
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o232980275
  • (OCoLC)232980275

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