A Tragic Honesty - The Life and Work of Richard Yates

Author(s): Blake Bailey

Literary biography

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.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780312423759
  • : picador
  • : picador
  • : May 2004
  • : 1.55 Inches X 5.5 Inches X 8.5 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Blake Bailey
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 688