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Selected Short Stories of John O'Hara Modern Library Classics review Ü E-book, or Kindle E-pub Oo young Summer's day The king of the desert Bread alone Graven image The next to last dance of the season Where's the game Mrs Whitman Price's always open The cold house Are we leaving tomorrow No mistakes The ideal man Do you like it here The doctors son Hotel kid The public career of Mr Seymour Harrisburg In the morning sun War aims Secret meeting Other women's households Over the river and through the wood I could have had a yacht A respectable plac O Hara is an underappreciated and oft overlooked part of great American literature Trial of a Feminizer public career of Mr Seymour Harrisburg In the morning sun War aims Secret meeting Other women's households Over the river and through the wood I could have had a yacht A respectable The Breach of Crowns plac O Hara is an underappreciated and oft overlooked Icebergs part of great American literature

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Selected Short Stories of John O'Hara Modern Library Classics review Ü E-book, or Kindle E-pub And a writer with a brilliant ear for dialogue “The stories in this volume” writes Louis Begley in his new Introduction “show the wide range of O’Hara’s interests and an ability to treat with a virtuoso’s ease characters and situations from any place on America’s geographic and social spectrum”Stories includedThe decision Everything satisfactory The moccasins Doctor and Mrs Parsons Pardner A phase of life Walter T Carriman Now we know T Though the introduction to this book credits O Hara with having written stories that capture the speech of the characters and remain fresh though written uite some time ago my feeling as I plodded my way through was that I d read enough of his stories many years ago and shouldn t have bothered to bring this collection home I just couldn t rid myself of the thought that perhaps at least for the time being I d read enough fiction and should branch out a little Tusculan Disputations, I and Scipios Dream place on America’s geographic and social spectrum”Stories includedThe decision Everything satisfactory The moccasins Doctor and Mrs Parsons Pardner A Trial of a Feminizer phase of life Walter T Carriman Now we know T Though the introduction to this book credits O Hara with having written stories that capture the speech of the characters and remain fresh though written uite some time ago my feeling as I The Breach of Crowns plodded my way through was that I d read enough of his stories many years ago and shouldn t have bothered to bring this collection home I just couldn t rid myself of the thought that Icebergs perhaps at least for the time being I d read enough fiction and should branch out a little

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Selected Short Stories of John O'Hara Modern Library Classics review Ü E-book, or Kindle E-pub “John O’Hara’s fiction” wrote Lionel Trilling “is preeminent for its social verisimilitude” Made famous by his bestselling novels including BUtterfield 8 and Appointment in Samarra O’Hara 1905–1970 also wrote some of the finest short fiction of the twentieth centuryFirst published by the Modern Library in 1956 Selected Short Stories of John O’Hara displays the author’s skills as a keen social observer a refreshingly frank storyteller O Hara is hailed as one of the masters of the short story and okay he paints a good picture But when all you are is a sketch artist there s only so much I can admire and only so many sketches I can take at a sitting I think maybe if I were a New York native and if I were reading his stories the way they were meant to be read every week or month in a magazine then I might have had a different reactionThe main thing here is that there s no character development They re all vignettes There s rarely a surprise or a moral It s just a sketch Masterfully done with a fine eye for detail and an even finer eye for dialog but most stories are less than ten pages and they don t go anywhere I can picture him sitting in a cafe or a church or a courthouse Something catches his eye He jots a few notes goes back to his hotel of course I picture him living in a hotel and bangs out another for Harpers or the New Yorker I really did want to like him better but I ve given up

  • Paperback
  • 256
  • Selected Short Stories of John O'Hara Modern Library Classics
  • John O'Hara
  • English
  • 10 July 2017
  • 9780812966978