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Richard Yates (1) [1926–1992]

This page covers the author of Revolutionary Road.

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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 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.
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Revolutionary Road 6,381 copies, 241 reviews
The Easter Parade 1,150 copies, 53 reviews
The Collected Stories of Richard Yates (Author) 604 copies, 3 reviews
Cold Spring Harbor 380 copies, 17 reviews
Disturbing the Peace 379 copies, 14 reviews
A Good School: A Novel 346 copies, 9 reviews
Young Hearts Crying 331 copies, 10 reviews
A Special Providence: A Novel 283 copies, 11 reviews
Liars in Love: Stories 145 copies, 2 reviews
The Bridge at Remagen [1969 film] (Screenwriter) 51 copies, 1 review
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (Contributor) 1,154 copies, 15 reviews
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (Contributor) 345 copies, 1 review
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (Contributor) 190 copies, 1 review
Stories To Get You Through The Night (Contributor) 29 copies
Open City #3 (Contributor) 5 copies, 1 review
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