John Cheever Net Worth

John Cheever Net Worth is
$1.5 Million

John Cheever Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

John William Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982) was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs". His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Westchester suburbs, old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, where he was born, and Italy, especially Rome. He is "now recognized as one of the most important short fiction writers of the 20th century." While Cheever is perhaps best remembered for his short stories (including "The Enormous Radio", "Goodbye, My Brother", "The Five-Forty-Eight", "The Country Husband", and "The Swimmer"), he also wrote four novels, comprising The Wapshot Chronicle (National Book Award, 1958),The Wapshot Scandal (William Dean Howells Medal, 1965), Bullet Park (1969), Falconer (1977) and a novella Oh What a Paradise It Seems (1982).His main themes include the duality of human nature: sometimes dramatized as the disparity between a character's decorous social persona and inner corruption, and sometimes as a conflict between two characters (often brothers) who embody the salient aspects of both – light and dark, flesh and spirit. Many of his works also express a nostalgia for a vanishing way of life (as evoked by the mythical St. Botolphs in the Wapshot novels), characterized by abiding cultural traditions and a profound sense of community, as opposed to the alienating nomadism of modern suburbia.A compilation of his short stories, The Stories of John Cheever, won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and a National Book Critics Circle Award, and its first paperback edition won a 1981 National Book Award.On April 27, 1982, six weeks before his death, Cheever was awarded the National Medal for Literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been included in the Library of America.

Date Of BirthMay 27, 1912, Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
DiedJune 18, 1982, Ossining, New York, United States
Place Of BirthQuincy, Massachusetts, USA
ProfessionWriter, Actor
ChildrenSusan Cheever, Benjamin Cheever
MoviesThe Swimmer, The Sorrows of Gin, O Youth and Beauty!, The Five Forty-Eight
Star SignGemini
1One has an impulse to bring glad tidings to someone. My sense of literature is a sense of giving, not a diminishment. I know of almost no pleasure greater than having a piece of fiction draw together disparate incidents so that they relate to one another and confirms that feeling that life itself is is a creative process.
2Some years ago I said that I felt like a runner, concerned with my wind, my strength and the surrounding scenery, but concerned not at all with where I had been . . . it is still what I feel.
1His wife Mary Winternitz, born May 4 1918, died April 7 2014. She was also an author "The Need for Chocolate and Other Poems," and editor. Their daughter Susan Cheever wrote her own memoirs "Treetops".
2Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 149-152. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
3Won a Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for "The Stories of John Cheever."
4Won a National Book Award in 1958 for his novel "The Wapshot Chronicle."
5Suffered from "gephyrophobia" (fear of crossing bridges)


Parc2008novel "Les lumières de Bullet Park"
The Enormous Radio2006Short original story
Merry Christmas1999Short story
Tales from the Darkside1987TV Series story - 1 episode
American Playhouse1982TV Series by - 1 episode
Kinder1981TV Movie story
3 by CheeverTV Mini-Series based on the story by - 2 episodes, 1979 based on a story by - 1 episode, 1979
The Swimmer1968story
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1960TV Series story - 2 episodes
Playhouse 901956TV Series story - 1 episode
General Electric Theater1956TV Series story - 1 episode
The Star and the Story1955TV Series story - 1 episode
On Camera1955TV Series screenplay - 1 episode
Robert Montgomery Presents1955TV Series story - 1 episode
The Revlon Mirror Theater1953TV Series written by - 1 episode
Curtain Call1952TV Series story - 1 episode


American Playhouse1982TV SeriesNarrator
The Swimmer1968Man at pool party (uncredited)
Robert Montgomery Presents1955TV SeriesMr. Blake


The Dick Cavett Show1981TV SeriesHimself

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