Additional Resources for The Canal by Richard Yates (novelist)

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Bailey, Blake, A Tragic Honesty: The Life of Richard Yates, Methuen Publishing, 2004.

As of 2006, this work is considered the definitive biography of Yates, written by a man who is a preeminent Yates scholar.

Castronovo, David, and Steven Goldleaf, Richard Yates, Twayne Publishers, 1996.

A scholarly review of Yates's work, this survey of criticism was published after the author's death but before the publication of The Collected Stories helped to rejuvenate his neglected reputation.

Simon, Linda, “Twenty-Seven Kinds of Loneliness: The Short Fiction of Richard Yates,” in World and I, Vol. 16, No. 12, December 2001, pp. 239-44.

Ostensibly a review of the Collected Stories, this long essay contains a good overview of Yates's work and the esteem in which he is held.

Yates, Richard, “Excerpts from the Correspondence of Richard Yates and Barbara Singleton Beury, September 1960-November 1961,” in Harvard Review, No. 25, Fall 2003, pp. 64-77.

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