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A Good School by Richard Yates

By Richard Yates

Richard Yates, who died in 1992, is at the present time ranked by way of many readers, students, and critics along such titans of recent American fiction as Updike, Roth, Irving, Vonnegut, and Mailer.

In this paintings, he bargains a spare and autumnal novel a couple of New England prep tuition. right now a meditation at the twilight of teen and an exam of America's access into global conflict II, A stable School tells the tales of William Grove, the quiet boy who turns into an editor of the college newspaper; Jack Draper, a crippled chemistry instructor; and Edith Stone, the schoolmaster's younger daughter, who falls in love with so much celebrated boy within the classification of 1943.

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It occurred to me that I had heard these stories before. I recalled the eyes of my grandmother as she told me similar tales. I was only 8 years old and can't remember the details, but I can recall the weather, it was a lazy summer afternoon, and I was learning how to read. The book I was reading was The Diary of Anne Frank and my grandmother had come up to our old attic to bring me some cookies. "Granny, I am reading something quite terrible," and I told her that it was a story about a girl with such an ugly and boring childhood that she had to hide in her room all the time, and wasn't even able to go out to play with Nono - I called every toy and doll I had "Nono," after my most favorite Venetian doll.

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