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YATES, Richard
Boston: Little Brown, (1961). First Edition. Hardcover. Small bump to bottom of the front board, few tiny stains to bulked fore-edge of text. Near Fine in a price-clipped, Very Good dustwrapper which has been trimmed about 1/4" at the top edge and with a little chipping and short tear at the bottom of the spine. Yates's powerful first book which Kurt Vonnegut called "the Great Gatsby of our time." Tennessee Williams said of this book: "Here is more than fine writing; here is what, added to fine writing, makes a book come immediately, intensely, and brilliantly alive. If more is needed to make a masterpiece in modern American fiction, I am sure I don't know what it is." The Academy-Award winning film AMERICAN BEAUTY echoes its theme of a soulless modern suburban marriage, and indeed this book too was made into a less successful film reuniting Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet from TITANIC. "No one forgets the truth; they just get better at lying."
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, ABAA [United States]
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