Eleven Kinds of Loneliness
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LynleyS - LibraryThing
Like any short story collection, there are some I really love and some I don't get at all. I particularly enjoyed the school stories, and the one about the man who loved to fall down dead. Each and every story impressed upon me the author's writing talent. Read full review