Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

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Eleven Kinds of Loneliness
First edition
AuthorRichard Yates
CountryUnited States
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
Publication date
Preceded byRevolutionary Road 
Followed byA Special Providence 

Eleven Kinds of Loneliness is a collection of short stories written by Richard Yates from 1951 to 1961. All of the stories also appeared in the posthumously released Collected Stories of Richard Yates (2001).[1]


  • "Doctor Jack-o'-lantern"
  • "The Best of Everything"
  • "Jody Rolled The Bones"
  • "No Pain Whatsoever"
  • "A Glutton for Punishment"
  • "A Wrestler with Sharks"
  • "Fun with a Stranger"
  • "The B.A.R. Man"
  • "A Really Good Jazz Piano"
  • "Out with the Old"
  • "Builders"


  1. ^ Lezard, Nicholas (21 January 2006). "A wonderful talent for misery". The Guardian. theguardian.com. Retrieved 16 August 2016.