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  • Title: Young Hearts Crying
  • Author: Richard Yates
  • ISBN: 9780413156600
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback
  • Another masterpiece from the author of Revolutionary Road Michael Davenport, a minor poet, is an intensely ambitious young man just old enough to have served in the US Air Force at the end of World War Two Every failure he suffers in his efforts to become established as a professional writer weighs against the uneasy knowledge that his wife, Lucy, has an untapped privatAnother masterpiece from the author of Revolutionary Road Michael Davenport, a minor poet, is an intensely ambitious young man just old enough to have served in the US Air Force at the end of World War Two Every failure he suffers in his efforts to become established as a professional writer weighs against the uneasy knowledge that his wife, Lucy, has an untapped private fortune amounting to millions of dollars Lucy, for her part, always elegant but often shy, is never quite certain what is expected of her And as a couple, the Davenports are repeatedly dismayed at meeting other people whose lives appear brighter and better than their own In this magnificent novel, at once bitterly sad and achingly funny, Richard Yates again shows himself to be the supreme, tenderly ironic chronicler of the American Dream and its casualties Yates is good at bad couples, sad, sour marriages, young hopes corroded by suburban lifeThese are bitterly perceptive books, depressing but difficult to put down Grace Ingoldby, New Statesman Yates intends to spare his readers nothing He is a truthful and ruthless writer Robert Nye, Guardian A natural story teller Nina Bawden, Daily Telegraph
    Young Hearts Crying Another masterpiece from the author of Revolutionary Road Michael Davenport a minor poet is an intensely ambitious young man just old enough to have served in the US Air Force at the end of World Wa

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    1. Dear Richard Yates,I made sure to finish reading your novel Young Hearts Crying in time for your birthday It s now the February 3, and dude, if you were alive, you d have been 84 84, man, ain t that swell Anyway Happy happy happy birthday to you I hope you re having a grand ol time wherever you are You deserve it I mean, you kinda had a sad life, and there was that terrifying period when no one was stocking your books, although no one could deny what a kick ass writer you were only unknown, and [...]

    2. Hotel Room 1931 de Edward HopperO norte americano Richard Yates 1926 1992 , um dos meus escritores preferidos os seus livros O Desfile da Primavera 1976 5 estrelas, Perto da Felicidade 1986 4 estrelas e Onze Tipos de Solid o 1962 , um livro de contos 4 estrelas, revelaram se excelentes op es liter rias Jovens Cora es em L grimas 1984 , no original Young Hearts Crying , tem na edi o portuguesa da Quetzal uma magn fica capa com o quadro Hotel Room 1931 de Edward Hopper, e conta nos a hist ria de d [...]

    3. O pen ltimo livro publicado por Richard Yates narra a hist ria de Michael e Lucy, que se conhecem e se envolvem em Harvard, casando se logo ap s a conclus o dos estudos Lucy de fam lia endinheirada, mas Michael recusa servir se do dinheiro da mulher para vingar no mundo liter rio Mudam se para os sub rbios, vivem uma vida modesta, sem grandes dificuldades, e fazem o poss vel por se rodearem de gente art stica Michael chega mesmo a publicar uma colect nea de poemas com algum sucesso A verdade que [...]

    4. Young Hearts Crying is a book that lies somewhere between depressing and kind of cathartic There is an undertone of sadness running throughout the book, but you wouldn t think of calling it either of those things at first, but by the time you re done with it, that s the only bracket you can put it in And if it were just the story itself which was very predictable which I was drawn to, I wouldn t have liked it so much I read this book for the book club I and my friend have recently started in col [...]

    5. Lo compr de oferta y fue sin dudas, el mejor libro que le de Yates hasta el momento Una vez m s, el autor vuelve a sus obsesiones matrimonios que se aburren uno del otro, escritores y artistas fracasados, envidias a los que triunfan, los suburbios de Nueva York, amigos que no son tan amigos, y whisky mucho whisky.Sin dudas, Yates fue fuente de inspiraci n para los guionistas de Mad Men.

    6. Young Hearst Crying doesn t have one of Yates most recurring motifs that of a destructive wife and mother endeavoring to transcend her own mediocre life yet it exhibits the figure of a home to work commuting husband and father, one whose manhood s been taking a nosedive since the mid 40s The moment they are married Michael and Lucy Davenport are faced with two predicaments his ambition to become a poet and her private fortune he will not touch for fear of compromising his art Lucy informs her hu [...]

    7. What is with this guy and juvenile, disillusioned suburban couples When I read Revolutionary Road I felt I had never in my life encountered so perfect a novel It was moving, with elegant prose that was never pretentious a feat few novelists I ve read have evinced and the story was troubling, to be sure, but incredibly moving and deeply felt.YHC has the gorgeous writing, but little else to redeem it, or its characters There are too many characters with few distinguishing features who keep re appe [...]

    8. Apparently Richard Yates thought that one of his biggest problems as a writer was that his first book Revolutionary Road was his best book And certainly the most successful part of Young Hearts Crying is the opening hundred or so pages, which closely echo his debut novel There s the ambitious couple living in the suburbs, propelled by thoughts of art but falling out of love with each other The wife even performs in local theatrics However, when the couple breaks up the novel seems to lose all fo [...]

    9. Reconozco que no les falta raz n a aquellos que critican a Yates por el gran parecido que guardan algunas de sus novelas personajes similares enfrentados a problemas parejos En esta obra se pueden encontrar bastantes paralelismos con V a revolucionaria Tenemos a un matrimonio no bien avenido, l con la pretensi n de dedicarse a la literatura, ella con su gusto por el teatro y la bohemia De ninguno de ellos puede decirse que sea un dechado de virtudes, incluso pueden llegar a resultarnos antip tic [...]

    10. Reading this book I feel like I might have handed out the 5 stars too easily to some of the other books on my list This is one of Richard Yates s last books and much like The Easter Parade and Revolutionary Road it s about ordinary people looking to discover what they are good at, figuring out what to do with their lives and how to be happy There were a few passages I read last night over and over, and I was reminded how reading a certain book at a certain time can change your life Totally absor [...]

    11. Young Hearts Crying is a novel about failure and hope, examining the lives of an American couple from painful beginning to painful end Only end would be an inapt word for a novel that, like Revolutionary Road, doesn t offer a cheerful resolution.Yates s literary canon is known for underlining the quiet despair of middle class suburbia that is masked by cheerful conformity As a critique of middle class life, his Revolutionary Road stands above Paula Fox s Desperate Characters in execution, vision [...]

    12. There s realistic heartbreak and misery in Richard Yates sixth novel Young Hearts Crying 1984 The novel is organized into three parts In the first part he shows the coupling and slow uncoupling of would be poet Michael Davenport and his wealthy art loving blue blood wife Lucy This section of the book is reminiscent of his greatest success, The Revolutionary Road They decide to live off Michael s modest salary as a commercial writer despite the fact that Lucy has millions of her own money They m [...]

    13. I Young Hearts Crying forelsker poeten Michael og den rige Lucy sig og bliver gift Men de lever absolut ikke lykkeligt til deres dages ende Michael er ambiti s, men n gter at lade Lucys rigdom give ham frihed til at skrive I stedet tager han forskellige jobs som skribent, bl.a i reklamebranchen Michael oplever en snert af succes med en digtsamling, men opn r aldrig rigtig anerkendelse Lucy flakker rundt mellem forskellige grene af kunst fra teateret til skrivemaskinen til malerier uden at finde [...]

    14. I very much admire Richard Yates work Young Hearts Crying, published in 1984, is his penultimate novel, published eight years before his death The New Statesman describes his work as follows Bad couples, sad, sour marriages, young hopes corroded by suburban life.Here, Yates presents not just a married couple or a family to us, but a whole community we are given a feel for how intrinsically individuals fit into a particular place or setting The protagonists of the piece, regardless, are a young m [...]

    15. Wow Bad title, amazing read I can t say it enough Richard Yates is an unbelievable writer who always gets it right This is the second or third best book in the Yates collection, imho Rev Road is his masterpiece, and then you have the short story collection s and a very close third is this book I can t believe it took me this long to read it If you like realistic dialogue and spot on reactions, emotions and motivations this is for you If you re an aspiring writer, this ll learn you something, kid [...]

    16. Guess my biggest problem with Yates is that, however fun and fast paced all of his novels are, none of them is as good as Revolutionary Road Perhaps that s also because the ones I ve read so far are basically the same novel written over and over again.Let s see what my feature reading of Yates will bring me

    17. A line jumped out halfway through Richard Yates s penultimate novel, Young Hearts Crying but there was a persuasive tone of sadness all through the story and a well earned sense of impending tragedy toward the end And it was as if Yates had written a review of his own book.As he did in Revolutionary Road and Cold Spring Harbour, Yates gives us a young couple Michael and Lucy Davenport furnishes them with ambition, some small achievements and then slowly takes apart their marriage, their good man [...]

    18. Okay, yes, it s unfocused, and yes, it s too long, and yes, the male protagonist Michael Davenport is boorish and irredeemably unpleasant, but there s still so much to take from Richard Yate s unpopular penultimate novel Michael may be an asshole, but when he drunkenly yanks the tacks out of a friend s carpet to play toy soldiers or humiliates himself at a writer s conference, it s impossible not to cringe and sympathise Davenport is Yates, of course, but so is Carl Traynor, who unsuccessfully t [...]

    19. This starts in the 50s when Michael falls in love with Lucy at university Michael marries her without being fully aware of how it had all come about and is stunned when he discovers how wealthy she is He is determined to support them as a writer and would rather make ends meet writing for Chain Store Age than be tainted by touching her trust fund Money is the big issue they can never discuss that and the fact that neither of them have ever felt they fitted in as when fear of seeming to be a snob [...]

    20. Young Hearts Crying feels like one of those stories about children growing up The stories usually begin with a cast of characters in elementary school and we watch them grow and change through high school, college and into adulthood This story portrays our cast beginning in college, in their early 20s, and as they grow into middle age, we see how each character chooses to change and evolve The times change around them some adjust, some resist Success and failures in relationships, career, and pe [...]

    21. It s been a while since I ve read Yates, who I do consider one of my favorite authors Like all of Yates work, this is not a novel driven by fast paced action It is an examination of normal human interactions and, in typical Yates fashion, the turbid ebb and flow of human misery However, there s really a lot flow than ebb in Yates and, unlike Arnold s Dover Beach, there isn t a final sense of hope, of survival in a awful world made possible by connecting to another human On the contrary, every r [...]

    22. Young Hearts Crying deals with the same themes as the far superior Revolutionary Road An artistic young couple coping with the disappointment of their normalcy Strivers whose ambitions and expectations exceed their talents They flail through life, lashing out, dulling their feelings with alcohol The style reminds me of Holden Caulfield grown up He still wants to be a catcher in the rye, but he has to get a job and he s got marital problems to boot.In Revolutionary Road, the feminist movement see [...]

    23. A lot of reviews I ve read compare this book unfavorably to Revolutionary Road, but having read both I see Young Hearts Crying as at least it s equal In fact, I might even like it better This book was split into three main sections, detailing first Michael and Lucy s courtship and marriage, then Lucy s life following their divorce, then Michael s I found myself intrigued throughout the first section and wary of where the story would go after that However, the last two thirds were too good to put [...]

    24. A longer, structurally adventurous version of Revolutionary Road, I suppose, with a engaging wife, and a longer time frame The couple in question really age in this book, and actually learn something Remarkable I think this might be a English department book than RR as well lots of interlinking irony and formal trickery I m fine with that, some people probably aren t In fact, I think I could eventually be convinced that this is the better novel In any case, I hope people start writing these k [...]

    25. Yates nastiest novel, and all the appealing to me for that a sort of spewing forth of accumulated venom against art, poetry, theater, academe, sex, drugs, men, women, hippies, Bob Dylan, you name it When Michael Davenport flies to San Francisco to rescue his runaway daughter thereby proving he isn t a complete bastard it has somewhat the same impact as Dr Kennicott driving through the snow to deliver the baby in MAIN STREET After that the mood changes, becoming a little nuanced An effective, p [...]

    26. If it wasn t Yates, I might say it s the same old, same old This guy though, he could tell virtually the same story over over and have you turning pages like crazy all the way up to the last every time I especially liked how he tells the story of one family by alternating between male female perspectives Subtle brilliant approach I think It s not a Revolutionary Road, but it s definitely worth the read.

    27. I love Richard Yates and have been rationing out his books for a few years as I will be gutted once I ve read them all Decided to treat myself and take this one on holiday with me this year Expected to love it and it didn t disappoint Richard Yates has such a succinct way of getting his points and the mood across and I think he was an absolutely amazing writer The story is what I expected as it covers very similar themes and feelings to his other books, but that s part of the charm Brilliant.

    28. This book was so awful it doesn t deserve a long tirade explaining its failures There were no icebergs or understatements between the vapid interactions of the two monotonous, utterly annoying characters Simply put, avoid this book at all costs I left it on a bookshelf in a hostal somewhere and will have to live with the thought that it may sentence another reader to hours of boredom and frustration.

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