Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

Front Cover
Random House, Dec 14, 2010 - Fiction - 240 pages
1 Review
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.

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Eleven Kinds Of Loneliness

User Review  - Jill - Goodreads

I was disappointed with this collection of short stories. I felt like they were tedious to read. I loved Revolutionary Road but these couldn't even compare. I'm not giving up on Yate's though; I'd ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

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.

Bibliographic information