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Novelist Benjamin Cheever.

Novelist Benjamin Cheever. He's written a second novel, "The Partisan," (Atheneum). It follows on the heels of his first novel, "The Plagiarist." Both books are funny novels. Of his first, one reviewer wrote, "Wit and pathos, so finely meshed they become inseparable, buoy the main events in this achingly funny first novel. . . This is a touching, entertaining debut." Ben is the son of the late writer John Cheever. In writing his novels Ben said he finally found his own voice, separate from his father's. Ben was also the editor of "The Letters of John Cheever," published in 1988. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)


Other segments from the episode on March 7, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 7, 1994: Interview with Nguyen Qui Duc; Interview with Benjamin Cheever; Review of ZZ Top's album "Antenna."


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