Blake Bailey on Author John Cheever

March 14, 2010

Blake Bailey is the author of the new biography "Cheever: A Life." He tells Steve Paulson that John Cheever wrote hundreds of short stories and kept an extensive private journal, fabricated his accent and was primarily gay despite siring three children and remaining in a long marriage. We also hear Cheever reading from "The Swimmer" and Meryl Streep reading from "The Enormous Radio."


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