Tagged: 1950s

Lit rec #233: “Being alone has nothing to do with how many people are around.” (1961)

Elegiac & ruthless. A 1950s marriage & divorce that has no winner. Unbelievably, his debut novel! REVOLUTIONARY ROAD by Richard Yates.



Lit rec #225: Plus, best use of a baby-sitter in a short story ever. “‘Don’t sit on your father’s chair, Amy,’ her mother said, not realizing that Amy’s legs were worn out from riding a bicycle, while her father had done nothing but sit down all day” (1953).

Welcome to a witty, classicist suburbia. His usual terrific portrayal of children too. “THE SORROWS OF GIN” by John Cheever