Biography of John Cheever


Study Guides on Works by John Cheever

"The Country Husband" is a short story in the book written by John Cheever called 'The Stories of John Cheever', which was published in 1978. The Country Husband revolves around the character of Francis Weed, who is is married with children and...

John Cheever’s highly anthologized short story “The Enormous Radio” belongs to the genre of fiction known as Magic Realism in which the normality of everyday life is infused with the unexplained of the fabulous. With this in mind, the story...

“Goodbye, My Brother” kicks off the celebrated collection titled The Stories of John Cheever. The 1978 publication was award the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction the next year and the 1981 release took home that year’s top paperback honor from the...

John Cheever’s ubiquitous short story “The Swimmer” was published for the first time—the first of too many to keep track—in the July 18, 1964 edition of The New Yorker magazine. Neddy Merrill’s mythic swim through the swimming pools of his...