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Cheever, Benjamin 1948-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 101 publications in 3 languages and 5,466 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Diaries  Records and correspondence  Domestic fiction  Diary fiction  Biography  Case studies  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: PS3505.H6428, B
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The letters of John Cheever by John Cheever( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 1,345 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member 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 633 WorldCat member 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 )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member 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 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Prentice gives up his job as a suburban journalist to pursue his fortune with a magazine that has a worldwide readership and influence, not to mention a generous salary and benefits. As he rises in this peculiar hothouse corporate world, life on the home front seems as complicated and fractious as ever, until he's forced into an act that frees him into a larger sense of himself and his world
The secret society of demolition writers : stories( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member 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( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member 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( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A married couple's new radio tunes into the private lives of everybody else in their New York City apartment building
Diarios by John Cheever( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous after death by Benjamin Cheever( )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member 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
The journals of John Cheever by John Cheever( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three decades of writer John Cheever's journals giving an account of his family life, literary life, and emotional life
The secret society of demolition writers by Aimee Bender( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member 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 renown cast aside, these twelve daredevils have each contributed an extreme, no-holds-barred unsigned story, each shining as brightly and urgently as hazard lights. Unconventional and unapologetic, this publishing equivalent of a whodunit features an eclectic group of fictional characters, including a delusional schizophrenic narrator, an egg donor with second thoughts about her decision, a pharmacist who forms a weird crush on a woman who beat both of her parents to death, and a little girl who understands that an old safe is the threshold to another, ghostly, world. Equally diverse and surprising are the authors themselves: Aimee Bender, Benjamin Cheever, Michael Connelly, Sebastian Junger, Elizabeth McCracken, Rosie O'Donnell, Chris Offutt, Anna Quindlen, John Burnham Schwartz, Alice Sebold, Lauren Slater, and Marc Parent, the editor of the collection. Never before has such a wide-ranging and talented group of authors been assembled to such explosive and entertaining effect. The Secret Society of Demolition Writers is an intriguing puzzle in itself, but it's also an important addition to the careers of some of our finest storytellers-even if we never really know who wrote what. Its boundary-smashing fiction offers exhilarating proof that for an artist, withholding your identity can mean gaining your freedom
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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diarios (Huerga y Fierro) by John Cheever( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ossining Town 22 kilometer road race & 4 mile fun run : October 7, 1979( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

by Shelby Hearon( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Manuscripts, galley proofs, research materials, notes, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and other printed material highlight Shelby Hearon's writing career. The bulk of the collection consists of research notes, manuscript drafts, and promotional files pertaining to Hearon's books published before 1995. All of her novels between 1968 and 1994, including Armadillo in the Grass, Hug Dancing, Owning Jolene, and Painted Dresses, are represented in this collection. Some titles are more complete than others, and follow the entire creative process from initial notes and drafts to publication and reception. Also found are many of Hearon's short stories, articles, book reviews, as well as manuscript material from Barbara Jordan's co-authored autobiography. The collection also contains Hearon's working files, which trace her literary career as a lecturer, book reviewer, and short story writer. Additionally, Hearon's fellowship grants, speaking tours, and literary friendships are documented in the working files. A highlight of both series is the correspondence between Hearon and her editors Sally Arteseros, Judith Jones, and Thomas A. Stewart, and long-time agent Wendy Weil
Strides : running through history with an unlikely athlete by Benjamin Cheever( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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Famous after death : a novel
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Famous after death : a novelThe good nanny : a novelThe plagiarist : a novelThe secret society of demolition writers : storiesThe John Cheever audio collectionThe secret society of demolition writersSelling Ben Cheever : back to square one in a service economyStrides : running through history with an unlikely athlete