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Cheever, Benjamin 1948-

Works: 29 works in 116 publications in 3 languages and 5,294 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Domestic fiction  Diary fiction  Biography  Case studies  Humorous fiction  History  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: PS3505.H6428, 813.54
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Publications about Benjamin Cheever
Publications by Benjamin Cheever
Most widely held works by Benjamin Cheever
The letters of John Cheever by John Cheever( Book )
29 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,312 libraries worldwide
Cheever's letters to his wife, lovers, and children are collected, annotated, and punctuated with passages from journals, presenting the story of the writer's life
Famous after death : a novel by Benjamin Cheever( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
A comedy on Noel Hammersmith, a book editor whose ambition is to be famous. When bombs explode in New York the question arises, are they the work of a terrorist writer, Hammersmith claims to be working with, or of Hammersmith himself. A satire on the pursuit of celebrity status in our society
The partisan by Benjamin Cheever( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 621 libraries worldwide
Nelson, a young film student, lives in the New York suburbs with his sister Narcissus, his aunt, and his uncle who writes novels, the latest of which hints at his role as a partisan in Italy during the war
The good nanny : a novel by Benjamin Cheever( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 534 libraries worldwide
After losing his editing job, Stuart and his wife Andie find themselves envying, resentful, and distrustful of their perfect nanny, Miss Washington, a woman who is a talented painter, cooking whiz, and a natural with their children, feelings that set in motion a series of bizarre events that include both a suspected kidnapping and a lucrative book deal
The plagiarist : a novel by Benjamin Cheever( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
The son of an aging alcoholic writer leaves his dead-end job as a journalist at a suburban newspaper to work for a magazine with a worldwide readership, and the career move transforms his life in ways he could never have imagined
The secret society of demolition writers : stories ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 340 libraries worldwide
Short stories capture the lives of such offbeat characters as a delusional schizophrenic, an egg donor with second thoughts, and a young girl who discovers a portal to another, ghostly world
The good nanny by Benjamin Cheever( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Literary editor Stuart Cross and his wife Andie, a film critic, hire the talented Louise to be nanny to their two young girls. Louise's perfection, however, begins to irritate the ambitious, but less accomplished Stuart and Andie, and soon the parents' jealousy gets the better of them
The John Cheever audio collection by John Cheever( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Caedmon Audio presents twenty works by acclaimed American novelist John Cheever. Titles include: The Enormous Radio; The Five-Forty-Eight; O City of Broken Dreams; Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor; The Season of Divorce; The Brigadier and the Golf Widow; The Sorrows of Gin; O Youth and Beauty!; The Chaste Clarissa; The Jewels of the Cabots; The Death of Justina; and The Swimmer
Preface to The John Cheever audio collection by John Cheever( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912. He is the author of seven collections of stories and five novels. His first novel, The Wapshot Chronicle, won the 1958 National Book Award. In 1965 he received the Howells Medal for Fiction from the National Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 1978 The Stories of John Cheever won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Shortly before his death, in 1982, he was awarded the National Medal for Literature from the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
The enormous radio by John Cheever( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
A married couple's new radio tunes into the private lives of everybody else in their New York City apartment building
Famous after death by Benjamin Cheever( file )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
As a child of the esteemed writer John Cheever, Benjamin Cheever grew up in a household filled with books. For 11 years, Benjamin worked as an editor. When he started writing, however, he found his literary voice in satire. Famous After Death is a darkly comic look at some of America's favorite obsessions. Noel Hammersmith, an overweight editor of diet books, yearns to be loved by beautiful women. If he can slim down, perhaps this will happen. If he were famous, it would help, too. As a bewildering series of bombs goes off in Noel's neighborhood, he is contacted by a visionary writer who calls himself Che Guevara. Through him, Noel sees a brilliant way to attain thinness and notoriety at the same time. Cheever sets up his brilliant satire with an editorial preface, where he introduces the novel as the authoritative text of The Compleat Wordsworth Bomber. By alternating Noel's journal entries, letters, and annotations added by unnamed editors, Cheever skillfully builds layers of humor into this tongue-in-cheek profile. An exclusive interview with Benjamin Cheever concludes the audio production
Diarios by John Cheever( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The journals of John Cheever by John Cheever( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
An outstanding literary event: the journals--begun in the late 1940s and continued through more than three decades--of a great American writer. John Cheever's journals provide, of course, peerless insights into the creation of his novels and stories. But they are equally the record of a complex, often dark, always closely observed inner world. No 20th-century American writer of comparable stature left such an unreservedly revealing and moving account of himself: his family life, his literary life, his emotional life. Its publication (more than 170,000 words from the massive complete text) brings us startlingly close to the writer and the man, and adds to Cheever's oeuvre a final, powerful, and beautiful work. With an introduction by his son Benjamin H. Cheever and an editor's note by Robert Gottlieb.--Adapted from dust jacket
The secret society of demolition writers by Aimee Bender( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
What would you write if no one knew who you were? In the spirit of the demolition derby, where drivers take heedless risks with reckless abandon, welcome to the first convocation of the Secret Society of Demolition Writers. Here is a one-of-a-kind collection by famous authors writing anonymously--and dangerously. With the usual concerns about reputations and renowned cast aside, these twelve daredevils have each contributed an extreme, no-holds-barred unsigned story, each shining as brightly and urgently as hazard lights
Strides : running through history with an unlikely athlete by Benjamin Cheever( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Acclaimed novelist Benjamin Cheever--author of The Plagiarist, Famous After Death, and The Good Nanny--brings his buoyant literary style to this impassioned memoir about the sport that changed his life. From Pheidippides, who ran the first marathon in 490 BC--bringing news to Athens of the Greek victory on the plains of Marathon--to our own soldiers in Iraq today, running is an integral part of human culture and legend. In Strides, heralded author Benjamin Cheever explores the role of running in human history while interspersing this account with revelations of his own decades-long devotion to the sport. Cheever has traveled the world writing features for Runner's World magazine, and he draws from this rich experience on every page. His adventures have taken him to Kenya in search of the secrets of the world's fastest long-distance runners and to a 10-K race with American soldiers in Baghdad. Cheever celebrates the quotidian personal satisfaction of a morning run and the more exotic pleasures of the Medoc Marathon in Bordeaux, where fine wines are served at water stations and the first prize is the winner's weight in grand crus. He shares vivid moments from the New York Marathon and waxes rhapsodic about the granddaddy of American distance events--the Boston Marathon. But what truly distinguishes Strides as a memorable read is the unique lens through which this sparkling writer explores our deep bond to running, an experience he likens to that of being able to fly
Le lettere by John Cheever( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Selling Ben Cheever : back to square one in a service economy by Benjamin Cheever( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
When the author couldn't sell his novel he was forced to spend five years at entry-level positions compelling the reader to consider how much we rely on our jobs to define us
Cartas by John Cheever( Book )
1 edition published in 2018 in Spanish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Estas cartas fueron escritas por un hombre extraordinario, y lo extraordinario de mi padre no fueron su crueldad ni sus fracasos. Lo extraordinario era su alegría y el talento que tenía para regalarla a los que le rodeaban. Benjamin Cheever John Cheever trazó en sus cartas, durante años y sin saberlo apenas, un autorretrato tan revelador como el que esconden sus cuentos y sus novelas. Prolífico en su correspondencia privada, podía llegar a escribir una treintena de veces semanalmente a amigos, a otros escritores como Philip Roth, John Updike o Saul Bellow, así como a familiares y amantes. A todos ellos les pedía que se deshicieran de unos textos que consideraba pasajeros: Guardar cartas es como intentar preservar un beso . Sin embargo, sus destinatarios quisieron conservar unas misivas que, editadas y anotadas por su hijo Benjamin, forman una historia tan vívida y humana como cualquiera de sus personajes. Torturado por su alcoholismo y por una bisexualidad reprimida, Cheever siempre fue un extraño para los que tenía más cerca. Aunque la publicación póstuma de sus diarios hizo patente hasta qué punto el dolor inundaba su vida, sus cartas se convierten en una suerte de ventana que él nunca advirtió, una mirada privilegiada a la fragilidad de sus emociones y a la honestidad con que recibía sus derrotas. Una rendija al universo más íntimo de un buen hombre que reveló en estos textos el vínculo terrible entre su genialidad y sus demonios. Críticas: El maestro de los relatos cortos también fue el maestro de las cartas cortas. The Sunday Times Al final, la suya fue una historia de éxito. Pero sus Cartas te hacen incómodamente consciente del precio que pagó por alcanzarlo. The New York Times John Cheever jamás escribió una mala carta. Cuando me escribía siempre era como si caminase por la cuerda floja. William Maxwell, editordel autor en The New Yorker Fascinante [...] las cartas de John Cheever irradian amor y luz. [...] Ante entregas de tal cantidad e intensidad, de nada sirven las categorías convencionales. New York Magazine Un placer único que ni una biografía podría ofrecer: observar cómo un artista descubre y redefine su mundo mes a mes. Sus cartas nos convencen de que estamos ante un gran escritor y un buen hombre. Chicago Tribune
Selling Ben Cheever by Benjamin Cheever( file )
1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Ben Cheever was a senior editor for Reader's Digest for eleven years and had published three novels. In 1995, following the rejection of his latest book proposal, he went looking for work. In this wry account of the dozen jobs he held as an entry-level employee in the service sector, he tells how he gained a new respect for the millions of people who work long hours for low wages
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