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A Tragic Honesty The Life and Work of Richard Yates (Paperback)

Author:  Blake Bailey
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0312423756
ISBN-13: 9780312423759
Sku: 36279909
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.75L x 1.25T
Pages:  671
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Celebrated in his prime, forgotten in his final years, only to be championed anew by our greatest contemporary authors, Richard Yates has always exposed readers to the unsettling hypocrisies of our modern age. In Blake Bailey''s masterful and entertaining biography, Yates himself serves as the fascinating lens into mid-century America, a world of would-be artists, depressed housewives, addled businessmen, high living, wistful striving, and self-deception. The story of Richard Yates here stands as a singular reminder of what the writer must sacrifice for his craft, the devil''s bargain of artistry for happiness, praise for sanity.
From the Publisher:
An incisive portrait of celebrated American novelist and short short writer Richard Yates describes his turbulent personal life, his struggle with alcoholism and manic depression, his financial woes, and his remarkable literary works--including The Easter Parade and Revolutionary Road--chronicling the desperation of the American middle class. Reprint.

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New York Times Book Review
"For admirers of Richard Yates...Bailey's biography will be indispensable. Excellent in itself, it records, with photographic accuracy, where Yates's obsessively autobiographical fiction originated. And how good is that fiction? Wonderful." - John Sutherland 08/03/2003
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0671
Product attributePublisher:   Picador USA
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