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 - 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
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