The Canal Summary
Richard Yates (novelist)

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The Canal Summary

“The Canal” is a short story by Richard Yates, an author many literary critics in the early 2000s consider one of the great fiction writers of the twentieth century, even though he was practically forgotten by the reading public at the time of his death in 1992. Yates's most famous work, his 1961 novel, Revolutionary Road, is an examination of the search for meaning in mid-1950s America. In “The Canal,” Yates visits the same...

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