The Novellas of John O'Hara

  • Title: The Novellas of John O'Hara
  • Author: John O'Hara
  • ISBN: 9780679601678
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Novellas of John O Hara John O Hara s novellas and his long short stories represent much of his best work They are marked by the meticulous attention to detail and veracious dialogue that are habitual to O Hara His style of
    John O Hara s novellas and his long short stories represent much of his best work They are marked by the meticulous attention to detail and veracious dialogue that are habitual to O Hara His style of fiction, which often follows one individual or relationship through an unpredictable and unstable course, is frequently better served by the shorter form.The ten stories preJohn O Hara s novellas and his long short stories represent much of his best work They are marked by the meticulous attention to detail and veracious dialogue that are habitual to O Hara His style of fiction, which often follows one individual or relationship through an unpredictable and unstable course, is frequently better served by the shorter form.The ten stories presented here were written in the sixties, the last decade of O Hara s life, when he was as prolific as ever and concerned to record as much of what he had seen in his lifetime as possible They are set during his adulthood and in the places that he knew, lived in, and always wrote about Gibbsville the fictionalized Pottsville, where he had grown up , Philadelphia, New York, and Hollywood The characters are also familiar O Hara s alter ego, the writer Jim Malloy, the mismatched couples and disappointed lovers, the rising and fading stars of Hollywood, the socially aspiring, and the criminal fringe of the Prohibition era.As O Hara s biographer Frank MacShane notes, the stories are still extraordinarily alive O Hara effortlessly crafts stories that are propelled by his beautifully observed dialogue and studded with his placement of people by what they drink and the way they drink it, their cars, and their clothes The life in the stories is in this detail, and in the universal applicability that his themes have for the latetwentieth century.

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    1. John Henry O Hara was an American writer born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania He initially became known for his short stories and later became a best selling novelist whose works include Appointment in Samarra and BUtterfield 8 He was particularly known for an uncannily accurate ear for dialogue O Hara was a keen observer of social status and class differences, and wrote frequently about the socially ambitious.enpedia wiki John_O


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    1. This is an excellent collection of novellas, written by John O'Hara, who is one of the great masters of dialog-driven plotting (to some degree, I view O'Hara as the mid-20th century Henry James, if that makes any sense). Like O'Hara's novels and short stories, this collection really puts the reader front and center with the period between the early-1920s and the late-1950s in eastern Pennsylvania, New York City and Hollywood. These are the tales of men and women and their relationships, and they [...]

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    2. I read only one ("Andrea") in an anthology of short novels. Banged it out on a plane/bus ride, since it's short.The characters were mostly well-sketched and the story line was interesting if hardly original, but the entire meat of the novel(la) is contained in the last paragraph, which is a bit of a stomach punch. Knowing how it ends makes me want to consider rereading it just to see if the ending actually works and whether it's making a coherent point. It certainly makes me reconsider my views [...]

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    3. The story I read was "Andrea," only one of several in this book. John O’Hara (JO) was one of the most popular novelists of the mid-20th century, and this very short novel is a good example of why. It is the story of Phil and Andrea, and their 20-year love affair, which went on sporadically, even though Andrea had two marriages and two divorces during this time. JO manages to give you a whole lot of insight into the two characters and their relationship, even while not writing an overly long op [...]

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    4. Four stars for "Andrea," which gave me the satisfying illusion of being in a slightly more hard-bitten but unusually tight Scott Fitzgerald story, until the title character pulled down her dress and asked to have her breasts kissed. At the age of sixteen. I suppose the novella enjoyed being that crass (talk of statutory rape is also thrown around with more panache than regret), and edged the line of melodrama, but I would have read it in a sitting if I didn't start at about two in the morning.

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    5. What I actually read was a short novel called "Andrea" which was part of an anthology of short novels.

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    6. Sheed, WilfridSixteen Short NovelsIn compilation only.

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    7. Sermons & Soda-Water #10 1960

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