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Ebook Cold Spring Harbor by Richard Yates read! Book Title: Cold Spring Harbor
The author of the book: Richard Yates
Language: English
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Edition: Norstedts
Date of issue: 2011
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I Richard Yates sista roman kretsar allt kring den lilla staden Cold Spring Harbor. Idylliskt ligger den där på Long Islands norra sida och lockar turister och sommarboende.

Charles Shepard är pensionerad arméofficer som ännu har svårt att dölja sin besvikelse över att aldrig ha fått chansen att bli något stort under första världskriget. När nu ännu ett världskrig är i faggorna så är det redan för sent. Han är avpolleterad och glömd. Hans alkoholiserade hustru är inte heller sen att påminna honom om hans tillkortakommanden.

Deras son Evan gifter sig tidigt, ett äktenskap som får katastrofala följder. Men en tid därefter träffar han Rachel Drake och bestämmer sig för att hoppa över college och istället gifta sig på nytt och flytta in hos henne och hennes familj. Lyckan blir dessvärre kortvarig även denna gång, inte minst för att Evan har svårt att anpassa sig.

Men hela tiden hyser både Evan och Rachel en stilla förhoppning om att med bara lite tur så kommer allt att bli bättre. Det enda som behövs är en andra chans. Och varför skulle det inte kunna hända några kantstötta personer i Cold Spring Harbor när det händer så många andra människor på så många andra platser i världen?

Richard Yates slog igenom med sin debutroman Revolutionary Road, även om det riktigt stora genombrottet kom långt efter hans död. Numera ses hans sparsamma, skärskådande prosa med knivskarpa dialogskiften som stilbildande för den amerikanska nittonhundratalsprosan. Cold Spring Harbor från 1986 blev den sista romanen Richard Yates färdigställde före sin död.

Cold Spring Harbor presenteras nu för första gången på svenska, med ett nyskrivet förord av Anne Swärd.

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Ebook Cold Spring Harbor read Online! Richard Yates shone bright upon the publication of his first novel, Revolutionary Road, which was nominated for the National Book Award in 1961. It drew unbridled praise and branded Yates an important, new writer. Kurt Vonnegut claimed that Revolutionary Road was The Great Gatsby of his time. William Styron described it as "A deft, ironic, beautiful novel that deserves to be a classic." Tennessee Williams went one further and said, "Here is more than fine writing; here is what, added to fine writing, makes a book come immediately, intensely, and brilliantly alive. If more is needed to make a masterpiece in modern American fiction, I am sure I don't know what it is."

In 1962 Eleven Kinds of Loneliness was published, his first collection of short stories. It too had praise heaped upon it. Kurt Vonnegut said it was "the best short-story collection ever written by an American."

Yates' writing skills were further utilized when, upon returning from Los Angeles, he began working as a speechwriter for then-Senator Robert F. Kennedy until the assassination of JFK. From there he moved onto Iowa where, as a creative writing teacher, he would influence and inspire writers such as Andre Dubus and Dewitt Henry.

His third novel, Disturbing the Peace, was published in 1975. Perhaps his second most well-known novel, The Easter Parade, was published in 1976. The story follows the lives of the Grimes sisters and ends in typical Yatesian fashion, replicating the disappointed lives of Revolutionary Road.

However, Yates began to find himself as a writer cut adrift in a sea fast turning towards postmodernism; yet, he would stay true to realism. His heroes and influences remained the classics of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Flaubert and short-story master, Chekov.

It was to his school and army days that Richard turned to for his next novel, A Good School, which was quickly followed by his second collection of short stories, Liars in Love. Young Hearts Crying emerged in 1984 followed two years later with Cold Spring Harbour, which would prove to be his final completed novel.

Like the fate of his hero, Flaubert, whose novel Madame Bovary influenced Revolutionary Road and The Easter Parade, Richard Yates' works are enjoying a posthumous renaissance, attracting newly devoted fans across the Atlantic and beyond.


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