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Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

Stories

Richard Yates

Picador

Now available in eBook for the first time, Richard Yates’s groundbreaking collection of short fiction.

First published in 1962, a year after Revolutionary Road, this sublime collection of stories seems even more powerful today. Out of the lives of Manhattan office workers, a cab driver seeking immortality, frustrated would-be novelists, suburban men and their yearning, neglected women, Richard Yates creates a haunting mosaic of the 1950s, the era when the American dream was finally coming true—and just beginning to ring a little hollow.

In Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, you’ll discover some of the most influential and sharply observed short fiction of the 20th century, and find out why Richard Yates was a true American master.

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Praise for Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

Praise for Richard Yates’s short fiction:

“Soft-spoken in his prose and terrifyingly accurate in his dialogue, Yates renders his characters with such authenticity that you hardly realize what he's done.”—The Boston Globe

“A superb collection...A laureate of romantic loneliness.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Evoking entire worlds in a few words....[An] A.”—Entertainment Weekly

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Richard Yates

  • 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, and Cold Spring Harbor, as well as The Collected Short Stories of Richard Yates. His short story collection Liars in Love is also now available in eBook. He died in 1992.
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Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

Stories

Richard Yates

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Picador

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