The Collected Stories of Richard Yates

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Macmillan, May 3, 2002 - Fiction - 496 pages
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The literary event of 2001 is now the paperback event of 2002: The Collected Stories of Richard Yates gathers the late author's powerful and peerless short fiction in one comprehensive volume. Praised by such authors as Michael Chabon, Stewart O'Nan, Robert Stone, and Richard Russo, and universally acclaimed in reviews across the country, The Collected Stories is the crowning jewel in what has been the rediscovery of one of our greatest American writers.

 

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This collection of stories illustrates the vibrant and vivid writings of Yates perfectly. One story in particular, "Doctor Jack-o'-Lantern," had me weeping for both the nostalgia of childhood, and the ... Read full review

The collected stories of Richard Yates

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Yates, who died in 1992, was never commercially successful, but his work was highly respected by other writers. This book includes stories from his collections Eleven Kinds of Loneliness and Liars in ... Read full review

Contents

Doctor JackoLantern
3
The Best of Everything
18
Jody Rolled the Bones
32
No Pain Whatsoever
47
A Wrestler with Sharks
72
Fun with a Stranger
85
A Really Good Jazz Piano
107
Out with the Old 225
125
Liars in Love
240
A Compassionate Leave
273
Regards at Home
296
Saying Goodbye to Sally
321
The Canal
367
A Clinical Romance
380
Bells in the Morning
399
Thieves
417

Builders
141
Oh Joseph Im So Tired
177
A Natural Girl
200
Trying Out for the Race
219
The Comptroller and the Wild Wind
435
A Last Fling Like
453
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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, as well as the short story collections Eleven Kinds of Loneliness and Liars in Love. He died in 1992.

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