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Riassunto: 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 of public recognition. Yates always teetered on the edge of some fresh calamity: he chain-smoked through bouts of tuberculosis and emphysema, even when permanently chained to oxygen cylinders, and burned down his own apartment at least once. However, the chaos of Richard Yates' personal life fed directly into his unflinching portraits of American middle-class desperation, leading him to write Revolutionary Road, the novel that made his reputation, The Easter Parade, and his extraordinary short fiction. Blake Bailey's absorbing biography is the story of an unlikely triumph salvaged from the wreckage of an unruly life.
Titolo: A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of ...
Casa editrice: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 2004
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Methuen, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition. Fine/Nr Fine 1st impression 1st edition 2004 Methuen hardback, unclipped DJ, photo section. Pages dulled, small closed tear to front top edge of DJ, a little spine-end shelf-rubbing else near fine and unmarked. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Aviation; ISBN: 9780413774323. ISBN/EAN: 9780413774323. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 057105. Codice libro della libreria 057105
Descrizione libro Methuen Publishing Ltd, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Includes dust jacket. Slight shelfwear to the dust jacket. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0006293868
Descrizione libro Methuen Publishing Ltd, 2004. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0413774325