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A Tragic Honesty

The Life and Work of Richard Yates

by Blake Bailey

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Published by Picador .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Literary

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages688
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9500294M
    ISBN 100312423756
    ISBN 109780312423759

    A Tragic Honesty The Life And Work Of Richard Yates Blake Bailey Author: + Subject: A Tragic Honesty The Life And Work Of Richard Yates Blake Bailey Keywords: a, tragic, honesty, the, life, and, work, of, richard, yates, blake, bailey Created Date: 4/23/ AM.   TRAGIC | Wife and son died only. Tarun gill talks exclusive Order your Transformation book/manual copy His honesty and uncanny knack of speaking his mind has got. That literary biography is a kind of strip mining, a pathography laying bare the subject's life to no good purpose is another canard this book demolishes. The pieces here also expose the genre's weak points: a proclivity for overstatement and excessive length, the failure of biographers to build upon their predecessors' work (Rollyson invents a.


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It is inevitable that A Tragic Honesty builds towards Yates' most admired work, now a classic suburban tale, Revolutionary Road. And, once published, all else seems less important.

Yates even predicted his obituary would read with a distinct bias towards this one by: 6. A Tragic Honesty: A Tragic Honesty book Life and Work of Richard Yates - Kindle edition by Bailey, Blake. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Tragic A Tragic Honesty book /5(29). Overall, A Tragic Honesty is an engrossing page-turner. However, although the book is occasionally warm, it's too often frigid.

Bailey seems overly flip in exposing the man's failures--literary, marital, social, mental, sexual. He tells us he was impotent, drunken, filthy, raging, but without the tenderness of a biographer who cares for his /5.

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Fame and reward followed by heartbreak and obscurity, Richard Yates here stands for what the writer must sacrifice for his craft, the devil's bargain of artistry for happiness.

This incredible, beautiful and tragic book exemplifies bravery and honesty, and has the A Tragic Honesty book to change people's lives. Its message needs to be heard. It should be in every high school and college library because of its realistic portrayal of the /5.

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By Blake Bailey. Picador,pp. Publication Date: May 1, It is inevitable that A Tragic Honesty builds towards Yates' most admired work, now a classic suburban tale, Revolutionary Road. And, once published, all else seems less important.

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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."--Jacket.

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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."--Jacket. 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 /5(2). Now Blake Bailey (The Sixties) has given us a comprehensive biography, A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates, tracking down school friends, lovers, ex-wives and drinking buddies to tell the very sad and sometimes bewildering story of Richard Yates's life.

A manic-depressive alcoholic and unapologetic gentleman, his life was a hornets' nest of childhood ghosts, the horrors of war, money woes, and ebullient cocktailed evenings in New York, Hollywood, and the Riviera.A Tragic Honesty is a masterful evocation of a man who in many ways embodied the struggles of the Great American Writer in the latter /5(2).

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and ‘honesty’ is a dominating aspect of the character. In Woody Allen’s film Midnight in Paris the character of Hemingway, portrayed by Corey Stoll, claims about The Sun Also Rises, that ‘it was a good book because it was an honest book, and that’s what war does to men.’.

As Blake Bailey outlines in his well-wrought and wildly depressing biography, A Tragic Honesty, Yates was old-fashioned in his aesthetic and political values, and he was a pretty bad husband too. Yet he also lived his life among women—first his mother and sister, then his two wives and three daughters and assorted girlfriends—and from the.

A final, logical step towards complete critical restoration would be the full-length bio. Blake Bailey's A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates is an artful, comprehensive chronicle -- essential for any Yates exegete, readable and engaging to the Yates neophyte.

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After publishing a long critical profile of Richard Yates, Bailey contracted to write a full-length biography of the novelist, A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates ().

InBailey was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to work on his biography, Cheever: A Life, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award among Born: July 1, (age 56), Oklahoma. “ A Tragic Honesty ” started off slow, but about a third of the way in, once Richard Yates sets out on his writing career, the biography soared with detailed accounts of his life that often sad, sometimes funny, and always insightful.

The author Richard Yates. Get this from a library. A tragic honesty: the life and work of Richard Yates. [Blake Bailey] -- An incisive portrait of celebrated American novelist and short short writer Richard Yates describes his turbulent personal life, his struggle with alcoholism and manic depression, his financial woes.

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'A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates' by Blake Bailey. Biography delves into Richard Yates' demons. Sunday, J By John Freeman. Richard Yates was the loneliest writer who ever lived. Ever. If there was ever any doubt that sadness was Yates' hair shirt, Blake Bailey's new biography resolves it.

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Blake Bailey’s biography of the author Richard Yates () is a six hundred page account of the remarkably sad life of an author who wrote the quite brilliant Revolutionary Road () Yates’ life was ruined by alcohol addiction and chain smoking, his breakdowns were many and alarmingly public.