Literary Birthday - 3 February - Richard Yates

Richard Yates was born 3 February 1926, and died 7 November 1992

Three Quotes

  1. If my work has a theme, I suspect it is a simple one; that most human beings are inescapably alone, and therein lies their tragedy.
  2. I’m only interested in stories that are about the crushing of the human heart.
  3. Never say anything that doesn’t improve on silence.

Yates was an American novelist and short story writer, known for his exploration of mid-20th century life. He is the author of Revolutionary Road

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