John Cheever

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Harold Bloom
Infobase Publishing, 2009 - Fiction - 106 pages
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Includes a biography of John Cheever, a plot summaries, extracts of critical essays, a bibliography of his works, and index of themes and ideas.
 

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Contents

USERS GUIDE
7
ABOUT THE EDITOR
8
EDITORS NOTE
9
INTRODUCTION
10
BIOGRAPHY OF John Cheever
11
PLOT SUMMARY OF Goodbye My Brother
15
LIST OF CHARACTERS IN Goodbye My Brother
21
CRITICAL VIEWS ON Goodbye My Brother
23
CRITICAL VIEWS ON The FiveFortyEight
58
PLOT SUMMARY OF The Country Husband
70
LIST OF CHARACTERS IN The Country Husband
75
CRITICAL VIEWS ON The Country Husband
77
PLOT SUMMARY OF The Swimmer
83
LIST OF CHARACTERS IN The Swimmer
89
CRITICAL VIEWS ON The Swimmer
90
WORKS BY John Cheever
99

PLOT SUMMARY OF The Enormous Radio
35
LIST OF CHARACTERS IN The Enormous Radio
39
CRITICAL VIEWS ON The Enormous Radio
40
PLOT SUMMARY OF The FiveFortyEight
53
LIST OF CHARACTERS IN The FiveFortyEight
57

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About the author (2009)

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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