Anything Can Happen. Edward Newhouse, John Cheever.
Anything Can Happen
Anything Can Happen
Anything Can Happen

Anything Can Happen

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1941. First edition. Hardcover. 1941, First Edition of a surprisingly uncommon book. Hardcover. 286 pp. From the library of American author John Cheever, with his customary small bookplate (his last name typed on a piece of brown paper) affixed to the fly leaf. Good, no dust jacket. Spine faded; cloth a little grubby; small dampstain around foot of spine; browning along inner hinges at the endpapers only. Contents are clean and unmarked. Newhouse was a prolific short story writer who contributed over 50 pieces to the New Yorker. Him and Cheever, another major New Yorker contributor, shared an editor, Gus Lobrano, and became fast friends. According to Blake Bailey's biography of Cheever, "What the two writers has most in common, as Cheever put it, was 'an inability to draw the parts of [their] lived together.'" A nice association copy, linking two contributors to the heyday of the New Yorker. Also includes a folded sheet of Cheever's stationery, with his Boston, MA address. Good / no jacket. Item #0085920

Price: $500.00

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