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“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 Spent junior high high school years as a western PA transplant between 1972 1981 O hara s observations about PA western PA wow A very very small elite elite wannabees oh yeah foxrun foxtrot got the trots NAMING your absolutely zero special mcmansion are you seriousSome things never change God I do hope In that era PA steel was shutting down 50% or better population left Worth a mention to the kiddies at the time Nah The entire PA population still fits in a single 814 area code west of State College I think so Above filling in the back story O Hara world view DIGIGRA sexy gravure vol395 yua kuramochi the finest short fiction of Folk Shawls the Why Knock Rock? twentieth centuryFirst published by Fiction Writers Workshop the Modern Library in 1956 Selected Short Stories of John O’Hara displays Witch, Please (Not Your Basic Witch the author’s skills as a keen social observer a refreshingly frank storyteller Spent junior high high school years as a western PA Fabricate transplant between 1972 1981 O hara s observations about PA western PA wow A very very small elite elite wannabees oh yeah foxrun foxtrot got First & Then the Painting Garden Birds with Sherry C. Nelson (Decorative Painting) trots NAMING your absolutely zero special mcmansion are you seriousSome Ella Puede! things never change God I do hope In Newlyweds Anal Lessons that era PA steel was shutting down 50% or better population left Worth a mention The Millionairess to Elements of the Writing Craft the kiddies at Me Tawk Funny the E.E. Cummings time Nah The entire PA population still fits in a single 814 area code west of State College I Judgment Day think so Above filling in Bumperhead the back story O Hara world view

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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 John O Hara wrote short stories In his lifetime he had over 200 of them published in The New Yorker those short filler stories sandwiched between lengthier articles This collection of 13 is a wonderful example of his giftO Hara wrote about what he knew small town life WWII and the invisible social caste of the US He is a master of recording dialogue and creating swift stories that end dramatically And once I saw Dorothy Parker had written a blurb for him on the cover I was hooked

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

About the Author: John O'Hara

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 freuently about the social



10 thoughts on “Selected Short Stories of John O'Hara Modern Library Classics

  1. says:

    Three stars for this book of short stories They are wonderfully well written with good dialog and a simple spare style but as with much contemporary fiction very little or nothing actually HAPPENS in most of them T

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    Spent junior high high school years as a western PA transplant between 1972 1981 O'hara's observations about PA western PA wow A very very small elite elite wannabees oh yeah ; foxrun foxtrot got the trots NAMING your abso

  4. says:

    John O'Hara wrote short stories In his lifetime he had over 200 of them published in The New Yorker those short filler stories sandwiched between lengthier articles This collection of 13 is a wonderful example of his giftO'

  5. says:

    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 c

  6. says:

    glad to see that john o'hara is now getting the respect he deserves again seems like penguin is reprinting some of his work it'd be especially good to see the gibbsville stories in one big volume back in print or even the library of

  7. says:

    This year's beach reading The style took me a few stories before I really got into it but he's one of those short story writers the sum of whose stories add up greater than the parts Plus I'm on a learn about Philly history kick

  8. says:

    I didn't read them all all of the short stories The ones I read well one I read was somewhat ironic Another one was confusing; I think there may have been implicit drug use possibly prostitution mafia relations perhaps Nothing too exciting

  9. says:

    O'Hara is an underappreciated an

  10. says:

    John O'Hara is a worthy read His short fiction far outpaces his novels but he is funny and weird and I really like him

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