Suburbs of our Discontent

Revolutionary Road
Richard Yates
Vintage 1961

“The Great Gatsby of my time.”
–Kurt Vonnegut

“If more is needed to make a masterpiece in modern American fiction,
I am sure I don’t know what it is.”
–Tennessee Williams

EXCERPT:
The Revolutionary Hill Estates had not been designed to accommodate a tragedy. Even at night, as if on purpose, the development held no looming shadows and no gaunt silhouettes. It was invincibly cheerful, a toyland of white and pastel houses whose bright, uncurtained windows winked blandly through a dappling of green and yellow leaves … A man running down these streets in desperate grief was indecently out of place.

 

SONG: Wild is the Wind;  ARTIST: Nina Simone

 

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~ by eaesthete on 12/29/08.

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