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Cheever, John (Author) & Donaldson, Scott (Editor). CONVERSATIONS WITH JOHN CHEEVER: LITERARY CONVERSATIONS SERIES. Jackson, MS: University Press Of Mississippi, 1987. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 303 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's collection of interviews. Published in an extremely small and limited print run of 500 copies by a University Press as part of the now-legendary "Literary Conversations" Series. This First Hardcover Edition was sold to public libraries only and was never reissued. Should not be confused with the much more common Softcover Edition. Presents in the most collectible format possible a representative selection of interviews conducted by various writers, journalists, and scholars with the author. Gives a rich, complex, and lively overview of both the life and mind of one of America's most important writers. Presented in chronological order, the interviews cumulatively amount to an absorbing account of one of the greatest literary journeys of the 20th century, which is the explicit intention of the publisher with each writer who is included in the now-legendary Series. "Fiction is our most intimate and acute means of communication, at a profound level, about our deepest apprehension and intuitions on the meaning of life and death" (John Cheever). One of the greatest Series of its kind ever undertaken in our time, this is a "must-have" title for John Cheever completists. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time and is now highly collectible. This is the only copy of the First Hardcover Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. All other copies available online are the Softcover Edition, in subsequent printings. A rare copy thus. One of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOHN CHEEVER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 087805331X. $150.00

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