A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates

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Product Details

Price
$26.00  $23.92
Publisher
Picador USA
Publish Date
Pages
671
Dimensions
5.42 X 8.29 X 1.19 inches | 1.22 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312423759
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About the Author

Blake Bailey is the author of acclaimed biographies of John Cheever, Richard Yates, and Philip Roth. He has written for a number of magazines, newspapers, and scholarly publications. He lives in Waldo, Florida, with his wife Mary.

Reviews

"The arrival of Blake Bailey's great, perceptive, heartbreaking, Yates biography is a landmark event." --The New York Times

"[A] tremendous book...It's a storytelling success that Bailey can turn Yates's long, slow grind toward obscurity into a fabulous and often hysterical read.... Yates rises up as something he never allowed in his fiction: a hero." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Compulsively readable...Indispensable...Excellent in itself, it records, with photographic accuracy, where Yates's obsessively autobiographical fiction originated." --The New York Times Book Review

"[A] meticulously researched, judicious, and critically perceptive biography...Bailey's version of Yates's life proves to be its own kind of masterpiece, as gripping as the best of Yates's novels, and more inspiring than sad." --The Boston Globe