Author Topic: Richard Yates  (Read 467 times)

Richard Yates
« on: June 19, 2019, 08:15:12 PM »
He's so good. Such horribly sad books containing fucked-up and cruel people. Revolutionary Road is probably his most famous book but I think others (Easter Parade and Cold Spring Harbor) are better. I like this quote from the Goodreads review of CSH: "But if there is no better chronicler than Yates of the quiet tragedy of thwarted suburban lives, Cold Spring Harbor is a testament to the absolute necessity of dreaming; for Yates's protagonists, hope may be all there is. "