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Disturbing the Peace - Richard Yates
Disturbing the Peace
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099518556 (0099518554)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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4.5 Breakdowns & booze
Yates was a master at creating terribly flawed characters. They say and do things we don't like, yet we can't help but watch them through their stories of heartbreak, adultery, alcoholism, and nervous breakdowns. This is because Yates isn't simply creating characters, but more portraits of real genu...
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5.0 Disturbing the Peace
This covers Yates' familiar (and heavily autobiographical) themes: alcohol, strained relationships, lack of communication, dull job in advertising/media, amateur dramatics, time in the army, depression etc and takes it to new depths: the descent into madness. Yet, as ever, he finds a new slant, so t...
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