Revolutionary Road is American author Richard Yates's debut novel about 1950s suburban life in the East Coast. It was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1962, along with Catch-22 and The Moviegoer.
Revolutionary Road is American author Richard Yates's debut novel about 1950s suburban life in the East Coast. a remarkable and deeply troubling book.
Acclaim for Richard Yates’s. Richard Yates was born in 1926 in New York and lived in California
Acclaim for Richard Yates’s. Every phrase reects to the highest degree integrity and stylistic mastery. To read Revolu-tionary Road is to have forced upon us a fresh sense of our critical modern shortcomings: fail-ures of work, education, community, family, marriage. Richard Yates is a writer of commanding gifts. His prose is urbane yet sensitive, with passion. and irony held deftly in balance. Richard Yates was born in 1926 in New York and lived in California. His prize-winning stories began to appear in 1953 and his rst novel, Revolutionary Road, was nominated for the National Book Award in 1961.
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. Also by richard yates. Eleven Kinds of Loneliness. A Special Providence.
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Hailed as a masterpiece of realistic fiction and as the most evocative portrayal of the opulent desolation of the American suburbs since it's publication in 1961.
This month John Mullan is looking at Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. Week one: imaginary dialogue. First published in 1961, and recently rediscovered by both readers and critics, Richard Yates's Revolutionary Road is the portrait of a failing marriage. Dialogues between husband and wife are brilliantly used to bring concealed resentments to the surface. In their ordinary conversations, Frank and April Wheeler learn every way to wound or disgust each other.
April is an absolutely fantastic character.
The best books are timeless and continue to be relevant generation after generation. With heartbreaking compassion and clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgage their hopes and ideals, betraying in the end not only each other, but their own best selves.