John Cheever

1912 - 1982

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John William Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Cheever has received more than 1,062,103 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). John Cheever is the 2,354th most popular writer (down from 2,210th in 2019), the 2,981st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,608th in 2019) and the 279th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, John Cheever ranks 2,354 out of 5,794Before him are Józef Ignacy Kraszewski, Thomas Gray, Paul Adam, George Meredith, Varro Atacinus, and Jacques Futrelle. After him are Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe, Rifa'a al-Tahtawi, Gustave Aimard, David C. H. Austin, Nodar Dumbadze, and Flannery O'Connor.

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Among people born in 1912, John Cheever ranks 126Before him are Jean Françaix, Salah al-Din al-Bitar, Jacques Bergier, Barbara Hutton, Naoto Tajima, and Khertek Anchimaa-Toka. After him are Josef Blösche, Kathleen Ferrier, Kristina Söderbaum, Folco Lulli, Maria Montez, and Thorbjørn Egner. Among people deceased in 1982, John Cheever ranks 96Before him are Anandamayi Ma, Isa Miranda, Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, Riccardo Paletti, Harold Sakata, and Eduard Tubin. After him are Ngaio Marsh, Elio Petri, Alberto Cavalcanti, Patrick Magee, Pavel Rotmistrov, and David Frankfurter.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Cheever ranks 2,981 out of 15,968Before him are Martin Ritt (1914), Laura Linney (1964), Martin Chalfie (1947), George Pullman (1831), Jacques Futrelle (1875), and Claire Lee Chennault (1890). After him are Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe (1822), Felicity Huffman (1962), David Arquette (1971), Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929), Big Mama Thornton (1926), and Vince Vaughn (1970).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John Cheever ranks 279Before him are Harlan Coben (1962), Stephenie Meyer (1973), Elmore Leonard (1925), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), E. L. Doctorow (1931), and Jacques Futrelle (1875). After him are Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe (1822), Flannery O'Connor (1925), Alexandra Ripley (1934), Orson Scott Card (1951), Lawrence Block (1938), and Budd Schulberg (1914).