Recalling the era "when you heard Benny Goodman quartets from a radio . . . and when almost everybody wore a hat," here are four stories from a modern master. Includes "Goodbye, My Brother," "The Enormous Radio," "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill," and "The Golden Age." TV star Mason Adams captures both the veneer of civility and the shattering passions.
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"These stories," writes Cheever in the preface to this Pulitzer Prize winning collection of stories, "seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationary store, and when almost everybody wore a hat. Here is the last of that generation of chain smokers who woke the world in the morning with their coughing, who used to get stoned at cocktail parties and perform obsolete dance steps like 'the Cleveland Chicken,' set sail for Europe on ships, who were truly nostalgic for love and happiness, and whose gods were as ancient as yours and mine, whoever you are."From the Inside Flap:
Winner of the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
THE STORIES OF JOHN CHEEVER live in the community of emotions and dreams. The men and women are creatures of beauty, tragedy and restless privilege. And always they soar from the sadness of life to the older and more elegant realms of light, desire, memory, and love....
THE BOSTON GLOBE
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Buchbeschreibung Ballantine Books, US, 1980. Mass Market Pa. Buchzustand: Good. 0345284364 Literature & Fiction Good. Ink marks. Pages little tan. Cover creased. 0p Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. GRAYTRPB11R3839
Buchbeschreibung Ballantine Books, US, 1980. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. 0345284364 Good. Cover creased, pages tan, a well read copy. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. BING229007