John Cheever

Writer
1980Summer

A master of the sophisticated, satirical short story and the socially critical novel, John Cheever built his career by chronicling the manners of a largely Protestant upper-middle class: the loneliness and isolation that often accompanied suburban life and the disparity between one’s private and public identity. As a close observer of the life he described, he had a command of detail that gives his fiction an anthropological appeal.

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