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Stories (2016, original release: 2016)
Series: Library of America #282


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Published: New York : Library of America, 2016 ©2016
Series: Library of America
Description:  xi, 860 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9781598534979, 1598534971, 9781598534979,
Language:  English

Writing with equal insight about New York City, Hollywood, and the small-town Pennsylvania world where he grew up, John O'Hara cultivated an unsentimental and often unsparing realism, aiming, he said, "to record the way people talked and thought and felt . . . with complete honesty." Praised by contemporaries including Ernest Hemingway and Dorothy Parker, he wrote about sex, drinking, and social class with a frankness ahead of its time. The fiction he published in The New Yorker (more than any other writer to this day) came to epitomize the kind of short story featured in that magazine, and his impeccable ear and skillful dialogue have influenced later writers such as Raymond Carver. Bringing together sixty stories written over four decades, [this is] the largest, most comprehensive collection of O'Hara's stories ever published

On his hands -- Early afternoon -- It must have been Spring -- Over the river and through the wood -- Doctor's son -- Price's always open -- Are we leaving tomorrow? -- Cold house -- Trouble in 1949 -- Do you like it here? -- Too young -- Bread alone -- King of the desert -- Summer's day -- Graven image -- Next-to-last dance of the season -- Pretty daughters -- Common sense should tell you -- Ellie -- Moccasins -- A phase of life -- Time to go -- Encounter: 1943 -- Heart of Lee W. Lee -- War -- Time element -- Family evening -- Requiescat -- Imagine kissing Pete -- Call me, call me -- Mrs. Stratton of Oak Knoll -- You can always tell Newark -- In the silence -- Winter dance -- Appearances -- Your fah neefah neeface -- Justice -- Lesson -- Pat Collins -- Agatha -- Exterior: with figure -- Flatted saxophone -- Man on the tractor -- At the window -- Answer depends -- Can I stay here? -- I spend my days in longing -- I can't thank you enough -- In the mist -- Afternoon waltz -- Assistant -- Fatimas and kisses -- Natica Jackson -- How old, how young -- Farmer -- We'll have fun -- Sun room -- A man to be trusted -- Journey to Mount Clemens -- Christmas poem Related Searches:
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Additional Credits:
McGrath, Charles, editor

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