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Richard Yates (1) (1926–1992)

Author of Revolutionary Road

For other authors named Richard Yates, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Richard Yates is the author of the novels "Revolutionary Road", "A Special Providence", "Disturbing the Peace", "The Easter Parade", "A Good School", "Young Hearts Crying", & "Cold Spring Harbor". He died in 1992. (Bowker Author Biography) Richard Yates was born in Yonkers, New York in 1926. Yates show more was a well-known American novelist and short-story writer. Yates first became interested in writing and journalism while attending Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Connecticut. After Yates' return from France and Germany after serving in the army, he worked as a journalist, publicity writer, and freelance ghost writer. It was not until 1961 that his career as a novelist was officially launched with the publication of his first novel, Revolutionary Road. Revolutionary Road was a finalist for the National Book Award and was subsequently made into a movie in 2008. Yates also taught writing at several universities and institutions including Columbia University, Boston University, Wichita State University, and the University of Southern California Master of Professional Writing Program. Yates was divorced twice and has three daughters: Sharon, Monica, and Gina. He died in 1992 in Birmingham, Alabama of emphysema and complications from a minor surgery. show less

Works by Richard Yates

Revolutionary Road (1961) 6,758 copies
The Easter Parade (1976) 1,215 copies
Cold Spring Harbor (1986) 408 copies
Disturbing the Peace (1975) 405 copies
A Good School (1978) 368 copies
Young Hearts Crying (1984) 352 copies
A Special Providence (1965) 302 copies
Liars in Love: Stories (1981) 164 copies
The Bridge at Remagen [1969 film] (1969) — Screenwriter — 58 copies

Associated Works

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (2005) — Contributor — 1,211 copies
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contributor — 368 copies
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contributor — 211 copies
Stories To Get You Through The Night (2010) — Contributor — 32 copies
Open City #3 (1995) — Contributor — 5 copies
Modern Fiction About Schoolteaching: An Anthology (1995) — Contributor — 4 copies

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Five of the seven major characters practiced the religion of self-delusion. Of the other two, one decidedly abstained and one would never be pinned down. Peeking at the movie summary was not a plot spoiler.
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applemcg | 245 other reviews | Feb 11, 2024 |
The most depressing book ever. Really just bleak and awful. I have to respect the writing though, because he makes you feel a part of the misery.
 
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