The literary event of 2001 is now the paperback event of 2002: "The Collected Stories of Richard Yates" gathers the late author's powerful and peerless short fiction in one comprehensive volume. Praised by such authors as Michael Chabon, Stewart O'Nan, Robert Stone, and Richard Russo, and universally acclaimed in reviews across the country, "The Collected Stories" is the crowning jewel in what has been the rediscovery of one of our greatest American writers.
"Unflinching and uncompromising, complex atthe same time they seem to unfold naturally andsimply....Miraculous." --Ann Beattie
"A superb collection...a laureate of romantic loneliness." --The New York Times Book Review
"One soars on the updrafts of his brilliance to a special kind of literary high." --The San Diego Union-Tribune
"Soft-spoken in his prose and terrifyingly accurate in his dialogue, Yates renders his characters with such authenticity that you hardly realize what he's done." --The Boston Globe
"Keenly insightful, brutally honest...delivering a swift kick to the heart." --The Denver Post
"Evoking entire worlds in a few words....[An] A." --Entertainment Weekly