Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

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Random House, Dec 14, 2010 - Fiction - 240 pages
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First published in 1962, a year after Revolutionary Road, this sublime collection of stories seems even more powerful today. Out of the lives of Manhattan office workers, a cab driver seeking immortality, frustrated would-be novelists, suburban men and their yearning, neglected women, Richard Yates creates a haunting mosaic of the 1950s, the era when the American dream was finally coming true - and just beginning to ring a little hollow.

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User Review  - bibleblaster - LibraryThing

Sadly, I am running out of books to read by Richard Yates. I enjoyed this collection, full of deftly drawn characters, keen perception of the everyday, and a dark view of life in general. Read full review

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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

Does Yates have a novel about TB? All his other themes are here: war, school, depressed women, really depressed men, struggles for authenticity, attempted infidelity and so on. It's all great except ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Richard Yates was born in 1926 in New York and lived in California. His prize-winning stories began to appear in 1953 and his first novel, Revolutionary Road, was nominated for the National Book Award in 1961. He is the author of eight other works, including the novels A Good School, The Easter Parade, and Disturbing the Peace, and two collections of short stories, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness and Liars in Love. He died in 1992.

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