Richard Yates


Born
in Yonkers, New York, The United States
February 03, 1926

Died
November 07, 1992

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Influences


Richard Yates shone bright upon the publication of his first novel, Revolutionary Road, which was nominated for the National Book Award in 1961. It drew unbridled praise and branded Yates an important, new writer. Kurt Vonnegut claimed that Revolutionary Road was The Great Gatsby of his time. William Styron described it as "A deft, ironic, beautiful novel that deserves to be a classic." Tennessee Williams went one further and said, "Here is more than fine writing; here is what, added to fine writing, makes a book come immediately, intensely, and brilliantly alive. If more is needed to make a masterpiece in modern American fiction, I am sure I don't know what it is."

In 1962 Eleven Kinds of Loneliness was published, his first collection of sh
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Revolutionary Road

3.90 avg rating — 70,818 ratings — published 1961 — 103 editions
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The Easter Parade

4.03 avg rating — 6,785 ratings — published 1976 — 52 editions
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Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

4.10 avg rating — 3,861 ratings — published 1962 — 36 editions
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The Collected Stories

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Disturbing the Peace

3.79 avg rating — 1,974 ratings — published 1975 — 22 editions
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Cold Spring Harbor

3.71 avg rating — 2,043 ratings — published 1986 — 26 editions
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Young Hearts Crying

3.90 avg rating — 1,594 ratings — published 1984 — 24 editions
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A Good School

3.65 avg rating — 1,583 ratings — published 1978 — 26 editions
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A Special Providence

3.84 avg rating — 932 ratings — published 1969 — 25 editions
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Liars in Love

4.07 avg rating — 767 ratings — published 1981 — 16 editions
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“if you wanted to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone.”
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“It's a disease. Nobody thinks or feels or cares any more; nobody gets excited or believes in anything except their own comfortable little God damn mediocrity.”
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