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With objective and penetrating writing, this book depicts the common lives in New York from 1950s to 1960s after the Second World War. There are eleven kinds of lonely lives, all the protagonists lack sense of security and live unhappy lives: fired white collar in Manhattans office; taxi driver with eminent imagination; young man dreaming to be a writer even being frustrated time and time again; man and woman who are going to get married but confused about their future marriage life; weird teacher; new transfer pupil; TB patient; a wife who have been sick for a long time; a jazz pianist; the frustrated military officer, and so on. Richard Yates depicts the common lives, and their loneliness, frustration and despair as common people.
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Richard Yates was born in 1926 in New York and lived in California. His prize-winning stories began to appear in 1953 and his first novel, Revolutionary Road, was nominated for the National Book Award in 1961. He is the author of eight other works, including the novels A Good School, The Easter Parade, and Disturbing the Peace, and two collections of short stories, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness and Liars in Love. He died in 1992.Review:
"The most perceptive author of the twentieth century" The Times "Yates is a realist par excellence, the natural heir to Hemingway's pared-to-the-bones style and the antecedent of Carver's flat minimalism. There is something else though: a kind of transparency, almost a translucency, that owes more to Fitzgerald, his great literary hero... Read and weep" -- Kate Atkinson Guardian "Yates created what is almost the New York equivalent of Dubliners" New York Times "Eloquent and powerful... Wryly funny even when he's quietly tearing your heart out" Harper's "Extravagantly gifted... Yates' eye and ear are unsurpassed; I know of no writer whose senses are in more admirable condition. It is they that make his characters live, make these stories move and beat - they, and the sure perfection of his writing" Esquire
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Book Description Shanghai Translation Publishing House, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M7532761347
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.HardCover. Pub Date :2013-06-01 Pages: 451 Language: Chinese . English Publisher: Shanghai Translation Publishing House 11 kinds of loneliness ( bilingual collection of this ) . Stern strokes to describe the United States after World War II general fifties and sixties New Yorkers live . wrote eleven kinds lonely life . the hero is insecure. people live too smug : white-collar workers fired Manhattan office building . a taxi driver with outstanding imagination . often Zaocuo . wanted to be a w.Four Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back. Seller Inventory # BR043019