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John Cheever (Bloom's Major Short Story Writers)


Critics examine the Cheever's short stories "The Country Husband," "Goodbye, My Brother," and "The Five-Forty-Eight."


Biography of John Cheever
Plot summary of Goodbye my brother 
List of characters in Goodbye my brother 
Critical views of Goodbye my brother
John Cheever on the genesis of the story
James E. O'Hara on moral complexity 
Patrick meanor on biblical and Puritan references 
Scott Donaldson on the author's attitude towards brotherhood 
Plot summary of The enormous radio
List of characters in The enormous radio 
Critical views of The enormous radio 
Burton Kendle on the author's Reinterpretation of Eden
Henrietta Ten Harmsel on parallels to Nathaniel Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown 
James E. O'Hara on the confluence of reality and fable 
Patrick Meanor on the author's stylistic breakthrough 
Plot summary of The five-forty-eight 
List of characters in The five-forty-eight 
Critical views of The five-forty-eight 
Lynne Waldeland on the story's inappropriateness vis-à-vis The Shady Hill stories
George W. Hunt on the relationship between villainy and forgetfulness
Raymond Carver's sequel to the story 
Mark A. C. Facknitz On Carver's unhappy conclusion 
Patrick Meanor on sadism
Plot summary of The country husband 
List of characters in The country husband 
Critical views of The country husband 
Alfred Kazin on the author's radiance
Robert A. Hipkiss on references to war
Lawrence Jay Dessner on tension and irony 
Plot summary of The swimmer 
List of characters in The swimmer 
Critical views of The swimmer
Michael D. Byrne on the symbolic significance of nomenclature
William Rodney Allen on parallels to F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet on references to Ponce de Leon 
Nathan Cervo on allusions to death and the underworld 
Works by John Cheever 
Works about John Cheever 
Index of themes and ideas.

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