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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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In Young Hearts Crying, Yates movingly portrays a man and a woman from their courtship and marriage in the 1950s to their divorce in the 70s, chronicling their heartbreaking attempts to reach their highest ambitions. Michael Davenport dreams of being a poet after returning home from World War II Europe, and at first he and his new wife Lucy enjoy their life together. But as the decades pass and the success of others creates an oppressive fear of failure in both Michael and Lucy, their once bright future gives way to a life of adultery and isolation. With empathy and grace, Yates creates a poignant novel of the desires and disasters of a tragic, hopeful couple.

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Chronicles the marriage of Harvard graduate and budding poet and playwright Michael Davenport to radiant Radcliffe graduate Lucy Blaine in 1950s Europe as it founders under the strain of Lucy's million-dollar inheritance and the struggles of Michael's writing career. Reprint.

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Richard Yates was born in 1926. The author of several acclaimed works of fiction, including Revolutionary Road, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, Disturbing the Peace, and The Easter Parade, he was lauded during his lifetime as the foremost novelist of the post-war "age of anxiety". He died in 1992.

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ISBN:
9780307772657
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Richard, Yates
Author:
Yates, Richard
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090310
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
432

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 432 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307772657 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Chronicles the marriage of Harvard graduate and budding poet and playwright Michael Davenport to radiant Radcliffe graduate Lucy Blaine in 1950s Europe as it founders under the strain of Lucy's million-dollar inheritance and the struggles of Michael's writing career. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , Richard Yates was born in 1926. The author of several acclaimed works of fiction, including Revolutionary Road, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness, Disturbing the Peace, and The Easter Parade, he was lauded during his lifetime as the foremost novelist of the post-war "age of anxiety". He died in 1992.
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