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A writer revived

Underappreciated during his lifetime, Richard Yates - and his sobering works - are finally in the public eye

By Dan Wakefield
December 28, 2008

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F. Scott Fitzgerald said there are no second acts in American lives, but he failed to note that the second act often comes after death, especially for American writers. Fitzgerald himself was a prime example; fallen out of fashion in his final years, pressed for cash and hacking in Hollywood, a decade after he died he was "revived" as a ... (Full article: 1004 words)

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