Monday, March 16, 2009

Reading John Cheever

During this morning's commute, I read Geoffrey Wolff's review of Cheever: A Life by Blake Bailey in the New York Times Book Review.

The review made me want to revisit Cheever's work. I'll start with The Wapshot Chronicle--based in part on Cheever's adolescence in New England--and I'll follow up with its sequel The Wapshot Scandal.

To whet your appetite for John Cheever, listen to Meryl Streep read the short story "The Enormous Radio" from our Essential Cheever audio.

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