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Cheever, Susan

Overview
Works: 60 works in 220 publications in 2 languages and 15,463 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Case studies  Documentary television programs  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3553.H3487, B
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American Bloomsbury : Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : their lives, their loves, their work by Susan Cheever( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of five Concord, Massachusetts, writers whose works were at the center of mid-nineteenth-century American thought and literature evaluates their interconnected relationships, influence on each other's works, and complex beliefs
Louisa May Alcott by Susan Cheever( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Cheever's comprehensive and definitive biography sheds new light on of life of Louisa May Alcott, whose work has inspired generations of women. Cheever laces this provocative biography with musings on the genesis of genius, and her identification with Jo March when she was a rebellious girl in the throes of puberty
My name is Bill : Bill Wilson : his life and the creation of Alcoholics Anonymous by Susan Cheever( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson traces his austere northeast childhood, service in World War II, battle with alcoholism, unconventional long-term marriage, and creation of the Twelve Step Program
Doctors & women by Susan Cheever( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Loomis, a journalist, finds herself falling in love with the doctor who is treating her mother for cancer. The doctor is also facing a crisis. Their troubled affair propels them finally toward a new understanding of themselves
E.E. Cummings : a life by Susan Cheever( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major reassessment of the life and work of the novelist, painter, and playwright considered to be one of America's preeminent twentieth-century poets. Cummings was and remains controversial--called "a master" or "hideous." In Susan Cheever's rich biography we see his idyllic childhood years in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his sternly religious father and his loving, attentive mother. We see Cummings--slight, agile, playful, a product of a nineteenth-century New England childhood; his love of nature; his sense of fun, laughter, mimicry; his desire from the get-go to stand conventional wisdom on its head. At Harvard, he earned two degrees, discovered alcohol, fast cars, and burlesque, and raged against the school's exclusionary upper-class rule. He grew into a dark young man and set out on a lifelong course of rebellion against conventional authority. Headstrong and cavalier, he volunteered as an ambulance driver in World War I, working alongside Hemingway and Joyce. He permanently fled to Greenwich Village to be among other modernist poets of the day, and we see the development of both the poet and his work against the backdrop of modernism. Cheever's book gives us the evolution of an artist whose writing was at the forefront of what was new and daring and bold in an America in transition.--From publisher description
Drinking in America : our secret history by Susan Cheever( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an exploration of the history of drinking in the United States, discussing how alcohol has shaped American history and character from the seventeenth century to the present
Looking for work by Susan Cheever( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and Dutch and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge vrouw in New York, ontevreden met haar bestaan als huisvrouw, bouwt een eigen schrijverscarrière op
Desire : where sex meets addiction by Susan Cheever( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cheever presents an intimate, provocative meditation on love, sex, and addiction; explores the boundaries between passion and addiction, desire and need; and raises important questions about how people love and why
Work ; Eight cousins ; Rose in bloom ; Stories & other writings by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the success of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott brought her genius for characterization and eye for detail to a series of revolutionary novels and stories remarkable for their forthright assertion of women's rights. In the largely autobiographical Work: A Story of Experience, twenty-one-year-old orphan, Christie Devon, announces 'a new Declaration of Independence' and pursues economic self-sufficiency through a variety of jobs: servant, actress, governess, companion, and seamstress, among others. Eight Cousins and its sequel, Rose in Bloom, follow the fate of Rose Campbell, another orphan, who with the benefit of a progressive education charts her own course to fulfillment and love. All three novels are presented with art from the original editions and supplemented by seven rare stories and public letters--two restored to print tor the first time in more than a century--as well as notes identifying the many allusions, quotations, and autobiographical episodes."--Publisher's description
A woman's life : the story of an ordinary American and her extraordinary generation by Susan Cheever( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the age of five, pretty Linda was her parents' princess, at sixteen she was a cheerleader, but by the time she was twenty she and her high-school-sweetheart husband were moving down an uncharted road marked the 1960s. How and why Linda moved from being the girl next door to starting a commune and experimenting with drugs and open marriage to being the controversial suburban mother and teacher she is now is the frame that holds this story together. But it's Cheever's talent for intimately, and honestly, describing the unique social, intellectual, and psychological pressures women like Linda confront that infuses this story with its harsh, eloquent beauty
The cage by Susan Cheever( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handsome man by Susan Cheever( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publicist Hannah Bart goes to Ireland with her older lover, Sam Noble, to meet his estranged son, Travis, and finds herself in competition with the young man for his father's love
As good as I could be : a memoir about raising wonderful children in difficult times by Susan Cheever( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using the domestic details of her family's life, [the author] illuminates larger truths, starting with the most basic: in order to raise happy, stable, successful children, parents can't be afraid to use their authority--financial, emotional, and experiential; a family is not--and should not be--a democracy; teaching your children to celebrate their mistakes may help them to forgive you yours; and no matter how damaged or unhappy an adult's childhood was, it should not affect the way they parent their children."--Jacket
Elizabeth Cole by Susan Cheever( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisa May Alcott : a personal biography by Susan Cheever( Recording )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Cheever's comprehensive and definitive biography sheds new light on of life of Louisa May Alcott, whose work has inspired generations of women. Cheever laces this provocative biography with musings on the genesis of genius, and her identification with Jo March when she was a rebellious girl in the throes of puberty
American Bloomsbury : [Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : their lives, their loves, their work] by Susan Cheever( Recording )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant, controversial, and fascinating biography of those who were, in the mid-nineteenth century, the center of American thought and literature. Concord, Massachusetts, 1849. At various times, three houses on the same road were home to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry and John Thoreau, Bronson Alcott and his daughter Louisa May, Nathanial Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller. Among their friends and neighbors: Henry James, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allen Poe, and others. These men and women are at the heart of American idealism. We may think of them as static daguerreotypes, but in fact, these men and women fell desperately in and out of love with each other, edited each other's work, discussed and debated ideas and theories all night long, and walked arm in arm under Concord's great elms-all of which creates a thrilling story. American Bloomsbury explores how, exactly, Concord developed into the first American community devoted to literature and original ideas-ideas that, to this day, define our beliefs about environmentalism and conservation, and about the glorious importance of the individual self
E.E. Cummings : a life by Susan Cheever( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Cheever traces the development of the poet and his work. She takes us from Cummings seemingly idyllic childhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts, through his years at Harvard where the radical verse of Ezra Pound lured the young writer away from the politeness of the traditional nature poem, and towards a more adventurous, sexually conscious form
Life (part 2)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get the latest news about reinventing retirement, second careers, and the opportunities and challenges of retirement
Trying to save Piggy Sneed by John Irving( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A commemorative hardcover edition of the only collection ever published of the celebrated novelist's shorter works. Here is a treat for devoted fans of John Irving. First published twenty years ago, Trying to Save Piggy Sneed contains a dozen short works by the author, beginning with three memoirs. The longest of the memoirs is ""The Imaginary Girlfriend, "" his candid account of his twin careers in writing and wrestling, which, as the Denver Post observed, is filled ""with anecdotes that are every bit as hilarious as the antics in his novels ... [and] combines the lessons of both obsessions
Louisa May Alcott : Work ; Eight cousins ; Rose in bloom ; Stories and other writings by Louisa May Alcott( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the success of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott brought her genius for characterization and eye for detail to a series of revolutionary novels and stones remarkable for their forthright assertion of women's rights. In the largely autobiographical Work: A Story of Experience, twenty-one-war-old orphan Christie Devon announces "a new Declaration of Independence" and pursues economic self-sufficiency through a variety of jobs: servant, actress, governess, companion, and seamstress, among others. Eight Cousins and its sequel Rose in Bloom follow the fate of Rose Campbell, another orphan, who with the benefit of a progressive education charts her own course to fulfillment and love. All three novels are presented with art from the original editions and supplemented by seven rare stories and public letters--two restored to print tor the first time in more than a century--as well as notes identifying the many allusions, quotations, and autobiographical episodes"--Publisher's description
 
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American Bloomsbury : Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : their lives, their loves, their work
Alternative Names
Cheever, Susan 1943-

Susan Cheever American writer

Susan Cheever Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Tomkins, Susan 1943-

チーヴァー, スーザン

Languages
English (177)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Louisa May AlcottMy name is Bill : Bill Wilson : his life and the creation of Alcoholics AnonymousDesire : where sex meets addictionAs good as I could be : a memoir about raising wonderful children in difficult timesLouisa May Alcott : a personal biographyAmerican Bloomsbury : [Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau : their lives, their loves, their work]Trying to save Piggy Sneed