John Cheever

  • American


Notable Author - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1912/05/05 John William Cheever is born in Quincy, Massachusetts, the second child of Frederick Lincoln Cheever and Mary Liley Cheever. Born
1920/00/00 John Cheever spends much of his childhood in a 11-room Victorian mansion on Winthrop Avenue, in the genteel suburb of Wollaston, Massachusetts. Life John Cheever Boyhood Home Quincy
1926/09/00 John Cheever attends Thayer Academy. Discovering the private day school to be stifling, John performs poorly. Education Town of Braintree, MA Massachusetts
1934/07/00 Cheever spends the summer of 1934 at the Yaddo artist's colony in Saratoga Springs, New York. Home Saratoga Springs New York
1935/06/22 "Buffalo" by John Cheever is published in The New Yorker. Author Buffalo (short story)
1942/05/07 John Cheever enlist in the United States Army. Military
1942/06/00 Early in the summer, Cheever is transferred to the Army Pictorial Center in Astoria, Queens. John commutes via subway from his apartment in Chelsea, Manhattan, New York City. Military Kaufman Astoria Studios New York City
1947/05/17 "The Enormous Radio" by John Cheever is published in The New Yorker. Author The Enormous Radio (short story)
1947/10/04 John Cheever's "Torch Song" is published in The New Yorker. Author Torch Song (Short Story)
1951/00/00 "Goodbye, My Brother" by John Cheever is published. Author Goodbye, My Brother (Short Story)
1954/00/00 "The Country Husband" by John Cheever is published. Author The Country Husband (Short Story)
1954/00/00 "The Five-Forty-Eight" by John Cheever is published. Author The Five-Forty-Eight (Short Story)
1960/11/00 While staying in the 'Mitzy Gayner' penthouse at the Chateau Marmont for 5 weeks in November-December, John Cheever produces a film treatment of D H Lawrence's "The Lost Girl" for producer Jerry Wald. It will not be made into a film. Screenwriter Chateau Marmont Los Angeles
1960/12/00 Paid for by 20th Century Fox, John Cheever can admire the giant rotating Las Vegas showgirl statue (lost) that advertises the Sahara casino from his suite at the Chateau Marmont. Author Angel Of The Bridge (Short Story) Chateau Marmont Los Angeles
1961/02/00 The Cheevers move into their Ossining, New York, home. John wasn't able to get a mortgage without a guarantor on the $37,500 loan. Home John Cheever Residence Ossining
1961/10/21 "Angel Of The Bridge" by John Cheever is published in The New Yorker. Author Angel Of The Bridge (Short Story)
1964/00/00 An avid swimmer himself, John Cheever writes "The Swimmer" over two months at his home in Ossining, New York. He typically only spends a few days writing a short story. Author The Swimmer (Short Story) John Cheever Residence Ossining
1964/07/18 John Cheever's "The Swimmer" makes its way into The New Yorker magazine. Author The Swimmer (Short Story)
1977/00/00 Falconer - published Author Falconer
1981/07/00 In the summer of 1981, a tumor is discovered in John Cheever's right lung. Health
1981/11/00 In late November, John Cheever returns to the hospital and learns that his cancer has spread to his femur, pelvis, and bladder. Health
1982/04/27 John Cheever receives the National Medal for Literature at Carnegie Hall. Colleagues are shocked by Cheever's ravaged appearance after months of cancer treatment. Life Carnegie Hall New York City
1982/06/18 John Cheever, whose poised, elegant prose established him as one of America's finest storytellers, dies at his home in Ossining, NY. He is buried at First Parish Cemetery, Norwell, Mass. Died John Cheever Residence Ossining

10 Creative Works by John Cheever »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Buffalo (short story) Author Short Story 1935/06/22
The Enormous Radio (short story) Author Short Story 1947/05/17
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Torch Song (Short Story) Author Short Story 1947/10/04
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor (short story) Author Short Story 1949/12/24
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Goodbye, My Brother (Short Story) Author Short Story 1951/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
The Country Husband (Short Story) Author Short Story 1954/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
The Five-Forty-Eight (Short Story) Author Short Story 1954/00/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Angel Of The Bridge (Short Story) Author Short Story 1961/10/21
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
The Swimmer (Short Story) Author Short Story 1964/07/18
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Falconer Author Book 1977/00/00
  • All-TIME 100 Novels, since 1923 the beginning of TIME

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