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A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates

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Tragically ignored during his lifetime, Richard Yates was the great nearly man of American letters, despite producing some of the most bewitching fiction of the late twentieth century, and inspiring writers like Richard Ford, Andre Dubus, and Richard Russo. Born in 1926, his youth was an hysterical odyssey through depression era America with an unstable mother who would become the basis for several of his most memorable characters. His adult life was scarred by alcoholism, divorce, mental illness and bitterness at his lack ...

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A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates
2006, Methuen Publishing Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780413774330

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A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates
2004, Picador USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312423759

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A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates
2003, Picador USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312287214

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