It was George Kelly who reminded me with THIS post on his blog today. I’m joining the chorus (of 2) with my own cover and comment.
The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever, preface by John Cheever, Alfred A. Knopf – A Borzoi Book, first published October 1978
This is a collection of Cheever’s stories, 61 of them, all of which had previously appeared, most of them in The New Yorker Magazine, some in Playboy, Esquire or The Saturday Evening Post. I’ve read this book about one and a half times, once all the way through over the period of a couple months, again dipping back to re-read my favorites or stories I didn’t recall at all or someone, somewhere had mentioned that I wanted to re-experience.
I don’t recall a single bad one among all these, and certainly Cheever is worth reading in short or long form.