A Tragic Honesty: The Life And Work Of Richard Yates

April 20, 2004|
A Tragic Honesty: The Life And Work Of Richard Yates by Blake Bailey
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Celebrated in his prime, forgotten in his final years, only to be championed anew by our greatest contemporary authors, Richard Yates has always exposed readers to the unsettling hypocrisies of our modern age. In Blake Bailey's masterful and entertaining biography, Yates himself serves as the fascinating lens into mid-century America, a world of would-be artists, depressed housewives, addled businessmen, high living, wistful striving, and self-deception. The story of Richard Yates here stands as a singular reminder of what the writer must sacrifice for his craft, the devil's bargain of artistry for happiness, praise for sanity.

Blake Bailey has written for a number of magazines, newspapers, and literary journals. He lives with his wife in northern Florida.
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Title:A Tragic Honesty: The Life And Work Of Richard YatesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:688 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1.55 inShipping dimensions:688 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1.55 inPublished:April 20, 2004Publisher:PicadorLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312423756

ISBN - 13:9780312423759

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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