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Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

Eleven Kinds of Loneliness (Paperback)

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Originally published in 1962, one year after the release of "Revolutionary Road", this sublime collection of short stories stands with the earlier masterpiece novel at the pinnacle of American postwar fiction. Hailed by "The New York Times Book Review" as 'the New York equivalent of Dubliners', "Eleven Kinds of Loneliness" sees Yates cast his characteristically compassionate eye over eleven unrelenting but flawless portraits of human frailty and resilience. Whether addressing the smothered desire of suburban housewives, the white-collar despair of Manhattan office workers, the grim humour that attends life on a tuberculosis ward, or the moments of terrified peace experienced by American soldiers in World War II, Yates examines every frayed corner of the American Dream.

Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 12/01/2006 ISBN-13: 9780413775573  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Richard Yates was born in 1926 in New York and lived in California. His prize-winning stories began to appear in 1953, and Revolutionary Road, his first novel, was nominated for the National Book Award in 1961. He died in 1992.

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