Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Journals
John Cheever


John Cheever’s Journals reveal the inner life of this remarkable writer and the contradictions that drove him. He loved his wife and their children, but was acutely lonely; he loved women, but he also loved men; he hated himself for his drinking, but for much of his life was dependent upon it; he was a great writer, but one whose acute levels of perception often crippled him as a person. His journals are candid, beautiful and often startling.

With an introduction by Geoff Dyer.

Paperback, 560pp
Vintage Classics, 2009 (1991)
ISBN 9780099529538