(27 May 1912 - 18 Jun 1982)
American author who was known primarily for his short stories, careful writing and an attention to detail that could elevate the mundane to the extraordinary. He was awarded the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Science Quotes by John Cheever (1 quote)
My veins are filled, once a week with a Neapolitan carpet cleaner distilled from the Adriatic and I am as bald as an egg. However I still get around and am mean to cats.
— John Cheever
In Letter (10 May 1982) to Philip Roth describing his cancer treatment, collected in Benjamin H. Cheever (ed.), The Letters of John Cheever (1988, 2009). (He died of cancer.)