Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The Journals
John Cheever

£12.99

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