Where Was Yates When I Was Taught Literature?

Ploughshares interview with seemingly forgotten writer Richard Yates, who died in 1992.


About a year ago we discovered Yates via a NYT book review of his collected stories. Since then, we devoured his stories and novels, starting with Revolutionary Road and working forward. Finding Yates stirred up much excitement in this household… the interview revealed a few other treasures in the overlooked corners of writerly lit…