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John O'Hara (1) (1905–1970)

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John Henry O'Hara was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania on January 31, 1905. Many of his novels and short stories were set in fictionally named Pennsylvania towns with the main themes centering on class conflict and status. He began writing for the New Yorker in 1928; and during his life, sold 225 vis mere stories to the magazine. His first collection, The Doctor's Son and Other Stories (1935) was followed by twelve more. Pal Joey (1940) was made into a Broadway musical by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart and later was adapted into a film starring Frank Sinatra and Rita Hayworth. Some of his published novels include Appointment in Samarra (1934), A Rage to Live (1949), The Lockwood Concern (1965), and The Good Samaritan and Other Stories (published posthumously in 1974). Ten North Frederick (1955) won the National Book Award and Butterfield 8 (1935) and From the Terrace (1958) were adapted into movies in 1960. He died from cardiovascular disease on April 11, 1970. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af John O'Hara

Vi mødes i Samarra (1934) — Forfatter — 1,791 eksemplarer
BUtterfield 8: A Novel (1935) 791 eksemplarer
A Rage to Live (1949) 224 eksemplarer
From the Terrace (1958) 218 eksemplarer
Sermons and Soda-Water (1960) 161 eksemplarer
The Instrument (1967) 129 eksemplarer
The Lockwood Concern (1965) 119 eksemplarer
Pal Joey (1939) — Forfatter — 98 eksemplarer
The Big Laugh (1656) 93 eksemplarer
The Horse Knows the Way (1961) 82 eksemplarer
Ourselves to Know (1960) 79 eksemplarer
The Hat on the Bed (1995) 77 eksemplarer
The Cape Cod Lighter (1961) 73 eksemplarer
Hope of Heaven (1935) 68 eksemplarer
The O'Hara Generation (1969) 66 eksemplarer
Elizabeth Appleton (1963) 66 eksemplarer
Waiting for Winter (1966) 59 eksemplarer
And other stories (1968) 53 eksemplarer
Assembly (1960) 51 eksemplarer
The Farmers Hotel (1951) 46 eksemplarer
Pipe Night (1945) 40 eksemplarer
The Ewings (1972) 38 eksemplarer
Pal Joey: The Novel and The Libretto and Lyrics (2016) — Forfatter — 34 eksemplarer
Hellbox (1961) 34 eksemplarer
Great Short Stories of John O'Hara (1956) 30 eksemplarer
A Family Party (1956) 28 eksemplarer
49 stories (1962) 24 eksemplarer
John O'Hara's Hollywood (2007) 18 eksemplarer
The Doctor's Son (1935) 18 eksemplarer
My turn (1966) 15 eksemplarer
Good Samaritan, and other stories (1974) 15 eksemplarer
Sweet and Sour (1954) 15 eksemplarer
Selected letters of John O'Hara (1978) 12 eksemplarer
John Ohara Omnibus (1986) 12 eksemplarer
Five plays (1962) — Forfatter — 10 eksemplarer
Two by O'Hara (1979) 9 eksemplarer
Files on parade (1939) 6 eksemplarer
Selected Stories (2011) 5 eksemplarer
A Rage to Live [1965 film] — Screenwriter — 4 eksemplarer
Pal Joey: Original 1995 Broadway Cast Recording (1995) — Book — 4 eksemplarer
We'll Have Fun [short story] (1996) 3 eksemplarer
Graven Image 3 eksemplarer
Afternoon Waltz 2 eksemplarer
One For The Road 2 eksemplarer
Stories of Venial Sin 2 eksemplarer
Natica Jackson (2017) 2 eksemplarer
Andrea 2 eksemplarer
Flight 2 eksemplarer
Do You Like It Here? 2 eksemplarer
The Kids 1 eksemplar
Nil Nisi 1 eksemplar
The Time Element 1 eksemplar
Family Evening 1 eksemplar
Requiescat 1 eksemplar
The Frozen Face 1 eksemplar
Last Respects 1 eksemplar
The Busybody 1 eksemplar
This Time 1 eksemplar
Grief 1 eksemplar
For Help And Pity 1 eksemplar
Short Stories 1 eksemplar
The Favor 1 eksemplar
That First Husband 1 eksemplar
The War 1 eksemplar
THE SECOND EWINGS 1 eksemplar
The Sun-Dodgers 1 eksemplar
The Dry Murders 1 eksemplar
Eileen 1 eksemplar
The Tackle 1 eksemplar
Price's Always Open 1 eksemplar
The Assistant 1 eksemplar
Fatimas And Kisses 1 eksemplar
The Gambler 1 eksemplar
The General 1 eksemplar
The Jama 1 eksemplar
Late, Late Show 1 eksemplar
Leonard 1 eksemplar
The Neighborhood 1 eksemplar
The Pomeranian 1 eksemplar
The Skeletons 1 eksemplar
The Way To Majorca 1 eksemplar
The Brothers 1 eksemplar
Memorial Fund 1 eksemplar
The Last Of Haley 1 eksemplar
No Justice 1 eksemplar
The Weakling 1 eksemplar
Not Always 1 eksemplar
The Skipper 1 eksemplar
Pilgrimage 1 eksemplar
Encounter: 1943 1 eksemplar
Yostie 1 eksemplar
A Good Location 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

50 Great Short Stories (1952) — Bidragyder — 1,240 eksemplarer
Great American Short Stories (1957) — Bidragyder — 492 eksemplarer
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Bidragyder — 459 eksemplarer
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Bidragyder — 410 eksemplarer
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Bidragyder — 354 eksemplarer
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Bidragyder — 291 eksemplarer
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Bidragyder — 271 eksemplarer
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Bidragyder — 267 eksemplarer
Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1925 to 1940 (1940) — Bidragyder — 200 eksemplarer
Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker (1997) — Bidragyder — 184 eksemplarer
Sixteen Short Novels (1985) — Bidragyder — 174 eksemplarer
In Another Part of the Forest: An Anthology of Gay Short Fiction (1994) — Bidragyder — 173 eksemplarer
An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Bidragyder — 133 eksemplarer
Read With Me (1965) — Bidragyder — 129 eksemplarer
The Other persuasion: short fiction about gay men and women (1977) — Bidragyder — 120 eksemplarer
55 Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1940 to 1950 (1949) — Bidragyder — 61 eksemplarer
Master's Choice, Volume 1 (1999) — Bidragyder — 60 eksemplarer
The Indispensable F. Scott Fitzgerald (1945) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver60 eksemplarer
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Bidragyder — 45 eksemplarer
Butterfield 8 [1960 film] (1960) — Original novel — 44 eksemplarer
Pal Joey [1957 film] (1989) — Original book — 38 eksemplarer
From the Terrace [1960 film] (1960) — Original novel — 21 eksemplarer
Horse Stories (2012) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Sea Stories (1977) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
New Stories for Men (1941) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Modern American Short Stories (1941) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Concerning a Woman of Sin and Other Stories of Holllywood (1960) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
The Bathroom Reader (1946) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
The Best Short Short Stories from Collier's (1948) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer
Ten Great Stories: A New Anthology (1945) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Modern American short stories (1963) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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In the 1930s, John O'Hara wrote 4 novels that put him, albeit briefly, on the map of literary writing. His "Appointment in Samarra," "Butterfield 8," "Hope of Heaven," & "Our Pal Joey," are compiled here. His last major work "Our Pal Joey" was made into a musical. After this decade of writing, he was forgotten in spite of his shocking sexualized character in "Butterfield 8." Somewhat interesting read but fails to hold readers' attention.
 
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walterhistory | Nov 9, 2023 |
I came to this novel having seen the 1957 film version and being intrigued with the film and wondering how faithful it was to the novel. I was surprised to find that the core of the film was not the main body of the novel, but only covered the final thirty pages or so. Yet this was no disappointment. I'd not read O'Hara before, but I will read more. This is a rather wonderful novel encompassing decades in the life of the central figure, Joe Chapin, a well-to-do Pennsylvania lawyer. The novel, told in one 390-page chapter and one 18-page one, skips around chronologically, but always fluidly, organically, as if the characters and time periods were taking turns with the story. It is filled with rich characters, some spectacular writing, and sometimes that writing reaches the level of magnificence. It is filled with insights into the wealthy of a middling-sized city in the first half of the twentieth century, and some of O'Hara's descriptions of political thought could have been written today. In the end, it made me care deeply about the sort of man one might not particularly care for. It is a real work of art, expressed with a wry poetry and an unblinking eye.… (mere)
 
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jumblejim | 6 andre anmeldelser | Aug 26, 2023 |
The ending really smaltzed it up. It was laughable.
 
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soraxtm | 6 andre anmeldelser | Apr 9, 2023 |
The novel explores the life of Gloria Wandrous, a young woman having an affair with Weston Liggett, an older, married businessman. Set in New York circa 1931, it fills in her family background and sexual history, and it locates her within a circle of friends, their relationships, and economic struggles, providing a closely observed tour of "the sordid and sensational lives of people on the fringe of café society and the underworld".[4] The minor character of Jimmy Malloy, a junior newspaper reporter, serves as O'Hara’s alter ego; he has the style of a Yale University graduate but not the means.[5]

The title of the novel derives from the pattern of telephone exchange names in the United States and Canada. Until the early 1970s, telephone exchanges were indicated by two letters and commonly referred to by names instead of by numbers, with the BU represented on the telephone dial as "28," followed by four digits. In December 1930 an additional digit was appended to the exchange name. BUtterfield was an exchange that provided service to Manhattan's well-to-do Upper East Side, and BUtterfield 8 was still new when the novel was published.[5]
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