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Revolutionary Road O primeiro romance de Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road, tornou se um cl ssico logo ap s a sua publica o em 1961 Nele, Yates oferece um retrato definitivo das promessas por cumprir e do desabar do sonho americano Continua hoje a ser o retrato da sociedade americana Um casal jovem e promissor, Frank e April Wheeler, vive com os dois filhos num sub rbio pr spero de Connecticut, em meados dos anos 50 Por m, a apar ncia de bem estar esconde uma frustra o terr vel resultante da incapacidade de se sentirem felizes e realizados tanto no seu relacionamento como nas respectivas carreiras Frank est preso num emprego de escrit rio bem pago mas entediante e April uma dona de casa frustrada por n o ter conseguido seguir uma promissora carreira de actriz Determinados a identificarem se como superiores crescente popula o suburbana que os rodeia, decidem ir para a Fran a onde estar o mais aptos a desenvolver as suas capacidades art sticas, livres das exig ncias consumistas da vida numa Am rica capitalista Contudo, o seu relacionamento deteriora se num ciclo intermin vel de brigas, ci mes e recrimina es, o que ir colocar em risco a viagem e os sonhos de auto realiza o. Free Download Revolutionary Road [ author ] Richard Yates [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – wildweaves.co.uk

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  1. I let out a whoop of laughter on about page 180, when I finally figured Frank Wheeler out You see, Frank spent most of his youth a scattered, bashful schmuck Then after WWII, as a Columbia student and Village dweller, he started getting laid all the time, thanks to a theatrically brooding pseudo intellectual schtick Nevermind that Frank is essentially a glib blowhard, talented in no artistic way he s one of those tiresome people who whine about Conformity as if America invented it, threaten I let out a whoop of laughter on about page 180, when I finally figured Frank Wheeler out You see, Frank spent most of his youth a scattered, bashful schmuck Then after WWII, as a Columbia student and Village dweller, he started getting laid all the time, thanks to a theatrically brooding pseudo intellectual schtick Nevermind that Frank is essentially a glib blowhard, talented in no artistic way he s one of those tiresome people who whine about Conformity as if America invented it, threaten expatriation, etc , but the sexual success of his hip, disaffected persona was the only success or strength he had ever really known, so it became the core around which he wrapped his entire being and identity That s fine, we all need illusions, and if they get you laid, even better but the hitch is that April, his wife and the last o...

  2. Revolutionary Road Set in 1955, portrait of American suffocating, grinding conformity Author Richard Yates on his novel I think I meant itas an indictment of American life in the 1950s Because during the Fifties there was a general lust for conformity all over this country, by no means only in the suburbs a kind of blind, desperate clinging to safety and security at any price Republished as part of the 1980s Vintage Contemporaries series, Revolutionary Road is, for my money, the Gr Revolutionary Road Set in 1955, portrait of American suffocating, grinding conformity Author Richard Yates on his novel I think I meant itas an indictment of American life in the 1950s Because during the Fifties there was a general lust for conformity all over this country, by no means only in the suburbs a kind of blind, desperate clinging to safety and security at any price Republished as part of the 1980s Vintage Contemporaries series, Revolutionary Road is, for my money, the Great American 1950s Novel Richard Yates at his finest, a true classic In the spirit of freshness, I will shift the focus from the story of main characters Frank and April Wheeler to various ways the novel depicts 1950s American society and culture THE ALMIGHTY AUTOMOBILE Once their cars seemed able to relax in an environment all their own, a long bright valley of colored plastic and pla...

  3. For the longest time I just wanted a family, kids, a decent job, and a happy life in suburbia That was all I wanted That s it It seemed so simple, predictable, and reliable It was my ideal image It seems that society has done a good job of putting that thought in everyone s head The best thing for a young man is for him to go to college, get married, get a reliable job with a steady company, have babies 2 or 3, of course , make friends with neighbors, have birthday parties for the kids, d For the longest time I just wanted a family, kids, a decent job, and a happy life in suburbia That was all I wanted That s it It seemed so simple, predictable, and reliable It was my ideal image It seems that society has done a good job of putting that thought in everyone s head The best thing for a young man is for him to go to college, get married, get a reliable job with a steady company, have babies 2 or 3, of course , make friends with neighbors, have birthday parties for the kids, do little cocktail parties with the adults Then he needs to tell his kids to do the same thing And the cycle continues.That s just what you do ...

  4. Imagine my surprise when I came across Stephen King s Best Books of 2009 List one not condescending enough to include solely those published this year , saw that 2nd place belonged to Revolutionary Road Glad I am not alone in feeling a deep sad empathy for this book The story is EXTREMELY well told The story, about young revolutionaries who end up doing exactly the opposite of what they ve set out to do, is quite simple but rich It has different P.O.V.s, which deviates from the ou Imagine my surprise when I came across Stephen King s Best Books of 2009 List one not condescending enough to include solely those published this year , saw that 2nd place belonged to Revolutionary Road Glad I am not alone in feeling a deep sad empathy for this book The story is EXTREMELY well told The story, about young revolutionaries who end up doing exactly the opposite of what they ve set out to do, is quite simple but rich It has different P.O.V.s, which deviates from the outstanding film, the ending isshattering bitter than the one presented on the silver screen.Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes made a wise decision in giving April Wheeler a brighter limelight to contend with Frank s, the husband sole protagonist of the novel In the film, there is a constant wrestling match which is underlined by the fact that THESE ARE JACK AND ROSE from Titanic and we must instantly feel for them Mendes is a genius, too, in the casting of his ex wife Kate Winslet, who is arguably the best actr...

  5. Really Tough LoveYates has a reputation as a chronicler of the smug years of post WWII America Perhaps But as an artist, he is muchthan a period sociologist Yates s understanding of the folie a deux which we call marriage is profound The reasons two people find each other attractive are buried in experiences of which neither is conscious much less rationally able to think about To call such attraction love is euphemistic It may be, at best, an attempt to redeem or complete oneself th Really Tough LoveYates has a reputation as a chronicler of the smug years of post WWII America Perhaps But as an artist, he is muchthan a period sociologist Yates s understanding of the folie a deux which we call marriage is profound The reasons two people find each other attractive are buried in experiences of which neither is conscious much less rationally able to think about To call such attraction love is euphemistic It may be, at best, an attempt to redeem or complete oneself that might eventually develop into love but only if the underlying reasons are resolved sufficiently and replaced Subsequent decisions to bring children into such an indeterminate situation are likely based on equally fatuous thinking It seems amazing therefore that the survival rates of marriage are as high as they are and thatof ...

  6. watching this movie last night made me want to read the book immediately after and it s not a terrible movie, it s just a little hammy, and the tone is uneven whether these people are meant to be seen as victims of the stultifying, euthanizing effects of suburbia, or if they are at root unlikable people who deserve to be taken down a peg for their arrogance and their conviction that their involvement in this thing we call suburbia is just playacting, not to be taken seriously the book d watching this movie last night made me want to read the book immediately after and it s not a terrible movie, it s just a little hammy, and the tone is uneven whether these people are meant to be seen as victims of the stultifying, euthanizing effects of suburbia, or if they are at root unlikable people who deserve to be taken down a peg for their arrogance and their conviction that their involvement in this thing we call suburbia is just playacting, not to be taken seriously the book doesn t waver, not to me i always read it as a story of awful people poisoning each other and blaming their wasted lives on each othe...

  7. What a wise book Many rate it as depressing, and yes, it tells a very tragic story But at the same time, it s also a tremendously funny book It s just that its humor stings because it s based in the most human of weaknesses Self rationalization.Frank and April Wheeler are the prototypical post WWII suburban couple happy on the outside, endlessly frustrated on the inside But author Richard Yates isn t interested in just dissecting the suburbs Frank and April are painfully aware of their What a wise book Many rate it as depressing, and yes, it tells a very tragic story But at the same time, it s also a tremendously funny book It s just that its humor stings because it s based in the most human of weaknesses Self rationalization.Frank and April Wheeler are the prototypical post WWII suburban couple happy on the outside, endlessly frustrated on the inside But author Richard Yates isn t interested in just dissecting the suburbs Frank and April are painfully aware of their shallow surroundings, but they ve always tried to convince themselves that they re better than this life Their frustration mainfested in arguments that are painfully realistic and bitter comes from a sense that they should be doing , that they should accomplish something with themselves But, as the failed local theater production that opens the story points out, they re also haunted by the fact that perhaps not only were they not meant to be great, but they were never ...

  8. image error On my fling o meter scale, Revolutionary Road is a well traveled book, having been flung why does this past participle sound so ungainly across the room several times The initial trip occurred when Richard Yates gratuitously threw in this bit of over writing in the first chapter At first their rehearsals had been held on Saturdays always it seemed, on the kind of windless February or March afternoon when the sky is white , the trees are black, and the brown fields and hummocks image error On my fling o meter scale, Revolutionary Road is a well traveled book, having been flung why does this past participle sound so ungainly across the room several times The initial trip occurred when Richard Yates gratuitously threw in this bit of over writing in the first chapter At first their rehearsals had been held on Saturdays always it seemed, on the kind of windless February or March afternoon when the sky is white , the trees are black, and the brown fields and hummocks of the earth lie naked and tender between curds of shriveled snow 4 It was the hummocks of the earth lying naked and tender amon...

  9. I read this in anticipation of seeing the film It is a grim tale The primary characters are April and Frank They both hold a rather lofty opinion of themselves, but fail to actually do anything with their gifts, real or imagined They find themselves stuck in a classic suburban nightmare of disenchantment with their circumstances and resentment of each other The affection they do feel for each other comes and goes, mostly goes, as they wallow in their narcissism She imagines a wondrous life I read this in anticipation of seeing the film It is a grim tale The primary characters are April and Frank They both hold a rather lofty opinion of themselves, but fail to actually do anything with their gifts, real or imagined They find themselves stuck in a classic suburban nightmare of disenchantment with their circumstances and resentment of each other The affection they do feel for each other comes and goes, mostly goes, as they wallow in their narcissism She imagines a wondrous life for them in Paris He comes to realize that maybe he is, really, ordinary, and not the extraordinary person he has convinced himself and many around him that he is There are themes here about character being revealed in how we cope with stress, with self awareness Ultimately April opts out, unable to cope Frank attempts to adjust to his opportunities in the world when it becomes clear to him that his loftier, esoteric leanings were a form of se...

  10. Rightfully a classic and will forever be one of my favorites Damn, that s good writing The Navi Review Twitter Bookstagram

  11. Yates is adept at picking apart the well intentioned duplicity within couples, which both causes and prevents further hurt, misunderstanding and deception, and the chasm between thoughts dreams and actions The competitive dynamics of suburbia are similarly exposed Keeping up appearances is important, which is why, at the start of the novel, April is so upset at the debacle of the am dram.PlotThis is the painfully insightful story of a youngish couple, with two small children, living in New Eng Yates is adept at picking apart the well intentioned duplicity within couples, which both causes and prevents further hurt, misunderstanding and deception, and the chasm between thoughts dreams and actions The competitive dynamics of suburbia are similarly exposed Keeping up appearances is important, which is why, at the start of the novel, April is so upset at the debacle of the am dram.PlotThis is the painfully insightful story of a youngish couple, with two small children, living in New England in the 1950s Both have lingering hurt and dysfunction from their childhoods, which exacerbates the slow and painful disintegration of the...

  12. I love e v e r y t h i n g about this book Start with the cover the big red family car, the white suburban houses in the background, the silhouette of a tree and a tumble of fallen, autumnal leaves scattering the ground Doesn t it put you in the mood of the hopeful fifties in New England, in America That is the setting of the book We look at a couple of suburban families, three to beexact What happens over the course of almost a year That is it that s the story Two are young famili I love e v e r y t h i n g about this book Start with the cover the big red family car, the white suburban houses in the background, the silhouette of a tree and a tumble of fallen, autumnal leaves scattering the ground Doesn t it put you in the mood of the hopeful fifties in New England, in America That is the setting of the book We look at a couple of suburban families, three to beexact What happens over the course of almost a year That is it that s the story Two are young families with young kids The third is past middle age with an adult offspring, certified as insane He, the insane , is about the same ag...

  13. That s how we both got committed to this enormous delusion because that s what it is, an enormous, obscene delusion this idea that people have to resign from real life and settle down when they have families It s the great sentimental lie of the suburbs This incisive, crushing portrait of a crumbling marriage stirred up a lot of emotions in me heartbreak for the characters plights, awe at the brilliance of the writing But most of all it made me feel happy and relieved to be singleThat s how we both got committed to this enormous delusion because that s what it is, an enormous, obscene delusion this idea that people have to resign from real life and settle down when they have families It s the great sentimental lie of the suburbs This incisive, crushing portrait of a crumbling marriage stirred up a lot of emotions in me heartbreak for the characters plights, awe at the brilliance of the writing But most of all it made me feel happy and relieved to be single.On the surface, the Wheelers are a perfect suburban family and the embodiment of the American Dream Frank commutes from their beautiful home to a well paid job in New York city while April loo...

  14. Revolutionary Road is a masterpiece of a genre that s largely considered played out the novel of suburban malaise It s a social novel about The Way We Live Now, only in this case Now is over 40 years ago and Yates take on the plight of the poor souls marooned in corporate suburban America has long since been digested and superseded It still persists to some degree in films like American Beauty, novels such as Tom Perotta s Little Children, and the brilliant TV show Weeds But, American Beauty Revolutionary Road is a masterpiece of a genre that s largely considered played out the novel of suburban malaise It s a social novel about The Way We Live Now, only in this case Now is over 40 years ago and Yates take on the plight of the poor souls marooned in corporate suburban America has long since been digested and superseded It still persists to some degree in films like American Beauty, novels such as Tom Perotta s Little Children, and the brilliant TV show Weeds But, American Beauty aside, contemporary takes on suburbia tend to be much less tragic and portentous Frank and April Wheeler, Yates 20 30 something protagonists are, in their own misguided way, dissidents struggling against certain stereotypically oppressive aspects of American life in the 50 s conformity the tedium and banality...