In these journals, the experiences of one of the most renowned twentieth-century American writers come to life with fascinating, wholly revealing detail.John Cheever's journals provide 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 American writer of comparable stature has left such an unreservedly revealing and moving account of himself: his family life, his literary life, and his emotional life. The final word from one of modern America's great writers, The Journals of John Cheever provides a powerful and beautiful capstone to a towering oeuvre.
From the late 1940s until a few days before his death of cancer in 1982, the eminent American author recorded daily encounters--with family, friends and, most powerfully, with conflicting impulses in himself--in these journals, which will likely prove as lasting a body of work as his fiction. A BOMC alternate; nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.