First Edition of The Easter Parade; Signed by Richard Yates
The Easter Parade.
Item Number: 341
New York: Delacorte Press, 1976.
First edition of what many people consider his finest novel. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
The Easter Parade was published by Delacorte Press/S. Lawrence (U.S.) in 1976. It is considered "[i]nvigorating and even gripping. The dialogue is artful enough to sound natural. In his descriptive prose every word works quietly to inspire the illusion that things are happening by themselves . . . A literary achievement" (Time magazine). Yates, The New York Times noted, "writes powerfully and enters completely and effortlessly into the lives of his characters . . . A spare yet wrenching tale." And the effect of the novel "is at once cruel and sweet, heartbreaking and brutal . . . The Easter Parade has an astonishing sweep and weight" (The Boston Book Review).