The Collected Stories of Richard Yates by Richard Yates

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A literary event of the highest order, The Collected Stories of Richard Yates brings together Yates's peerless short fiction in a single volume for the first time.

Richard Yates was acclaimed as one of the most powerful, compassionate, and technically accomplished writers of America's postwar generation, and his work has inspired such diverse talents as Richard Ford, Ann Beattie, André Dubus, Robert Stone, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. This collection, as powerful as Yate's beloved Revolutionary Road, contains the stories of his classic works Eleven Kinds of Loneliness (a book The New York Times Book Review hailed as "the New York equivalent of Dubliners") and Liars in Love; it also features nine new stories, seven of which have never been published.

Whether addressing the smothered desire of suburban housewives, the white-collar despair of Manhattan office workers, the grim humor that atts life on a tuberculosis ward, or the moments of terrified peace experienced by American soldiers in World War II, Yates examines every frayed corner of the American dream. His stories, as empathetic as they are unforgiving, are like no others in our nation's literature. Published with a moving introduction by the novelist Richard Russo, this collection will stand as its author's final masterpiece.
 

About Richard Yates

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Richard Yates was the author of the novels Revolutionary Road, A Special Providence, Disturbing the Peace, The Easter Parade, A Good School, Young Hearts Crying, and Cold Spring Harbor. He died in 1992.
 
Published May 1, 2001 by Henry Holt and Co.. 496 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Collected Stories of Richard Yates 472pp, Methuen, £17.99 In 1961, Richard Yates's great novel of post-war disillusionment, Revolutionary Road, narrowly missed winning the American National Book Award.

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A tinted review in adult Forecasts indicates a book that we believe is of paramount interest to our readers but that hasn't received a starred or boxed review.THE COLLECTED STORIES OF RICHARD YATESRichard Yates.

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Evoking entire worlds in a few words, Yates leads us into homes that smell ''of cauliflower and over-shoes'' to reveal characters at the moment they're startled out of some comfort-ing delusion and left fully exposed to ''the fear that grips the bowels of a child lost in a crowd.'' A Origi...

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Austin Chronicle

The Collected Stories of Richard Yates, Richard Yates, Richard Russo.

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