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  1. Cheever, John Cheever(noun)

    United States writer of novels and short stories (1912-1982)


  1. John Cheever

    John William Cheever 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, he also wrote four novels, comprising The Wapshot Chronicle, The Wapshot Scandal, Bullet Park, Falconer and a novella Oh What a Paradise It Seems. 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 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, characterized by abiding cultural traditions and a profound sense of community, as opposed to the alienating nomadism of modern suburbia.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of john cheever in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of john cheever in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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