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John Cheever

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  • Writers Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra share a city and common inspiration: El Monte

    Writers Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra share a city and common inspiration: El Monte
    Aside from their proximity in age, and the fulsome praise they got for their debut novels, Salvador Plascencia and Michael Jaime-Becerra would appear to have little in common as writers. Plascencia's "The People of Paper," which was published in 2005...
  • Favorites 2009: Stories of California and beyond

    Favorites 2009: Stories of California and beyond
    The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election by Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson (Viking) A richly reported, closely observed account of the clash of ideals and gallery of historic candidates leading up to the election of a lifetime....
  • Surreal worlds of J.G. Ballard, 'Armitage Family Stories' and more

    Surreal worlds of J.G. Ballard, 'Armitage Family Stories' and more
    1Comfortably over a thousand pages, "The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard" "The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard" (Norton: 1,216 pp., $35) isn't just a doorstop but the door itself, a portal to the worlds that Ballard (who died this year) hatched in his...
  • Fiction author Hortense Calisher dies at 97

    Hortense Calisher, a prize-winning writer and former president of PEN known for her dense prose in such works of fiction as "False Entry" and "In Greenwich There Are Many Gravelled Walks," has died in New York City. She was 97. Calisher died Tuesday in...
  • John Cheever: New volumes spotlight his life and work

    John Cheever: New volumes spotlight his life and work
    "I shall not, for example, try to evoke a rhetorical chiaroscuro of an intellect suspended in the twilight of the last divine monarchy, exposed to the philosophies of anarchy, communism and socialism, stricken by a loss of free speech; an intelligence...
  • New in paperback: : Getting personal

    "The Journals of John Cheever" edited by Robert Gottlieb (Vintage) "Good Friday. I neither fast nor make any observations of this somber time. I roam from the post office to the church, unsober. The central altar is dark, but on the left the priest has...
  • Desperation all too real on 'Real Housewives of Orange County'

  • Reasons to shiver: New in paperback

    "The Paris Review Interviews, Vol. III" edited by Philip Gourevitch (Picador) "Have you found any professional criticism of your work illuminating or helpful? Edmund Wilson, for example?" asks Julian Jebb, the guy sent by the Paris Review to interview...
  • The ultimate self-doubter

    Alfred Kazin By Richard M. Cook Yale University Press, 452 pages, $35 'I love to think about America," Alfred Kazin, 26, recorded in his journal in February 1942. He was finishing his canonical study of modern American literature, "On Native Grounds,"...
  • Weiner Talks 'Mad Men'

     
    This morning's Variety has what I believe to be one of the more exhaustive discussions of "Mad Men" I've seen, and the guy doing the discussing is none other than creator Matthew Weiner. I could send you to Variety,......
  • National Book Awards include McCann, Eggers, Vidal

     
    The National Book Award for Fiction went to Colum McCann for his novel "Let the Great World Spin," a story of New York in 1974 that doubles as an allegory of 9/11. It was the final award at the black-tie......