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Journals, ca. 1934-1982.

Author: John Cheever
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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The journals span approximately 48 years and reflect Cheever's personal and professional life. While they note events of the day occasionally, they are primarily a record of his inner life and a sketchbook for development of his stories and novels.
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Named Person: Saul Bellow; Benjamin 1948- Cheever; Federico Cheever; Frederick Cheever; John Cheever; Mary Cheever; Susan Cheever; Cheever family.; John Updike
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Cheever
OCLC Number: 122590366
Description: 28 v. (3.75 linear ft.) and 1 carton.

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The journals span approximately 48 years and reflect Cheever's personal and professional life. While they note events of the day occasionally, they are primarily a record of his inner life and a sketchbook for development of his stories and novels.

Topics include work on short stories, novels, and screenplays; Cheever's wife, Mary; their children, Benjamin, Susan, and Federico; Cheever's brother, Frederick; reading other writers' work, including Saul Bellow and John Updike; life in New York (N.Y.), Scarborough (N.Y.), and Ossining (N.Y.); worldwide travels; extended stays at Yaddo, an artist's colony in Saratoga Springs (N.Y.); sexual orientation; and treatments for alcoholism and cancer.

Materials include the three-ring binders in which the journals were kept and a small amount of loose material found inserted between the journal leaves. Inserted material includes a small amount of correspondence, journal fragments, fragments of stories and novels, and miscellaneous notes.

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