Richard Yates
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PopMatters Picks: The Best of Books 2009: Fiction
20 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM

More than half of the titles in this year’s selections offer grim portraits of the human condition, some with more wit and optimism than others, and a surprising number of legendary authors complete the portraiture and theme.


Backyard Fiction a.k.a. the Great American Myth of Suburbia
15 Apr 2010 // 4:00 PM

Suburban discontent in Richard Yates' Revolutionary Road, John Updike's Couples and Richard Ford's Independence Day. The idea or myth of suburbia is just as real as the actual shopping centers, schools, etc.


Richard Yates: Everyman’s Library
1 Apr 2009 // 4:00 PM

This is fiction that follows its characters to the grave with a sad and all-too-knowing cigarette-roughened chuckle.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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