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The Collected Stories of Richard Yates

The Collected Stories of Richard Yates

Short Fiction from the author of Revolutionary Road

Richard Yates; Introduction by Richard Russo

Henry Holt and Co.



A literary event of the highest order, The Collected Stories of Richard Yates brings together Yates's peerless short fiction in a single volume for the first time.

Richard Yates was acclaimed as one of the most powerful, compassionate, and technically accomplished writers of America's postwar generation, and his work has inspired such diverse talents as Richard Ford, Ann Beattie, André Dubus, Robert Stone, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. This collection, as powerful as Yate's beloved Revolutionary Road, contains the stories of his classic works Eleven Kinds of Loneliness (a book The New York Times Book Review hailed as "the New York equivalent of Dubliners") and Liars in Love; it also features nine new stories, seven of which have never been published.

Whether addressing the smothered desire of suburban housewives, the white-collar despair of Manhattan office workers, the grim humor that attends life on a tuberculosis ward, or the moments of terrified peace experienced by American soldiers in World War II, Yates examines every frayed corner of the American dream. His stories, as empathetic as they are unforgiving, are like no others in our nation's literature. Published with a moving introduction by the novelist Richard Russo, this collection will stand as its author's final masterpiece.


Praise for The Collected Stories of Richard Yates

“. . . Richard Yates sees deep into the knotty hearts of his people, a rare talent that keeps his work fresh and essential . . .” —Stewart O'Nan

“Was there ever a writer who saw so clearly and depicted so faithfully the cracks in this broken world? . . .” —Michael Chabon

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About the author

Richard Yates; Introduction by Richard Russo

Richard Yates was the author of the novels Revolutionary Road, A Special Providence, Disturbing the Peace, The Easter Parade, A Good School, Young Hearts Crying, and Cold Spring Harbor. He died in 1992.

Richard Yates

Richard Yates

Richard Russo