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Author Miller, Anita, 1926-2018.

Title Uncollecting Cheever : the family of John Cheever vs. Academy Chicago Publishers / Anita Miller
Edition Revised and updated
Published Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (378 pages)
Contents Front Cover; Title Page; Half Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Prelude: ""This is Really Easy""; Chapter 2: ""A Splendid Idea""; Chapter 3: ""I Suppose you could Say they Haven't been Delivered""; Chapter 4: ''A Perfect Agent for the Eighties""; Chapter 5: ""John's Poor Litde Stories""; Chapter 6: ""Serious Inequities in the Contract""; Chapter 7: ""They're My only Children""; Chapter 8: ""Cheever Clout""; Chapter 9: ""Franklin Thinks Maybe the Cheevers Won't Like It""; Chapter 10: ""The Cheevers' Concern about Premature Publicity""
Chapter 11: ""It's a Matter of Honor""Chapter 12: ""The Work is of Grossly Substandard Quality""; Chapter 13: Hearing in White Plains: ""They are Not the Stories of John Cheever""; Chapter 14: ""It Competes Direcdy with the Published Literature of John Cheever""; Chapter 15: ""I Want you to Publish this Book""; Chapter 16: The Royce Hotel: ""You Won't Sell as Many Books as Random House""; Chapter 17: ''As if this were Dirty Laundry ... Gossip""; Chapter 18: Mary Cheever's Deposition: ""I Would Like this Creep to Finish""
Chapter 19: Franklin Dennis's Deposition: ""I'm Going to Ask the Witness not to Speak with his Attorney""Chapter 20: Susan Cheever's Deposition: ""They are Essentially Package Engineers Rather than Publishers""; Chapter 21: Ben Cheever's Deposition: ""I Don't Know a Lot about What is in This Xerox""; Chapter 22: Andrew Wylie's Deposition: ""What was the Man's Name?""; Chapter 23: Evidentiary Hearing, White Plains, Day 1, A.M.: ""Is that the One they Made into a Movie?""; Chapter 24: Evidentiary Hearing, White Plains, Day 1, P.M.: ""Which President were you Speaking Of?""
Chapter 25: Evidentiary Hearing, Day 2, A.M.: ""Who is the Beggar?""Chapter 26: Evidentiary Hearing, Day 2, P.M.: ""Do you Contend that She Knew what She was Doing when She Did That?""; Chapter 27: Interlude between Courtrooms: ""The Second Thing they Do, Is they Come before You in a Judge Bash""; Chapter 28: Goettel's Opinion: ""All Plaintiffs will Prevail""; Chapter 29: ""It Looks Like It's Going to be Relatively Easy""; Chapter 30: ""You Don't See a Moral Issue Here?""; Chapter 31: Chicago Trial, Days 1 and 2: ""They could be Bad, They, could be Good, That is not the Issue""
Chapter 32: Chicago Trial, Day 3: ""Welcome to our Fair City""Chapter 33: Judge Kiley's Decision: ""Most of the Dispute has been Decided""; Chapter 34: ''A Literary Gold Mine""; Chapter 35: ""John was the King of Hades""; Chapter 36: ""Paul is Named Jack and Mani is Amy""; Chapter 37: ""It becomes Like a Garbage can of Stories""; Chapter 38: ""Enforcing a Contract for Mary Cheever""; Chapter 39: ""Mrs. Cheever Loves those Stories""; Chapter 40: ""Small Press, Small Book""; Chapter 41: ""It's Still a Very Good Idea, in the Abstract""; Chapter 42: ""It's Like Getting a Cancer off your Back""
Summary The story of how little Academy Chicago Publishers (co-owned by the author and her husband, Jordan Miller) tried to publish the late John Cheever's uncollected short stories, and was blocked from doing so by Cheever's family, is now a familiar part of publishing lore (and law)
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Subject Cheever, John -- Family.
Cheever, John.
Academy Chicago Publishers.
Authors and publishers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Literature publishing -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Press law -- United States.
Small presses -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0897338782 (electronic bk.)
0897338790 (electronic bk.)
9780897338783 (electronic bk.)
9780897338790 (electronic bk.)