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The O’Hara Concern

A Biography of John O’Hara

Professor Matthew J. Bruccoli


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The definitive biography of short story writer John O’Hara.

Praise For The O’Hara Concern: A Biography of John O’Hara

“Bruccoli argues persuasively that O’Hara’s lasting literary importance will come because of his genius at reproducing the way certain Americans talked and lived; because of his commitment to ‘write truthfully and exactly’; because of his clarity and mastery of dialogue.”
—Boston Globe

“O’Hara could not have asked for a better biography or biographer.”
—Library Journal

‘Remarkably fresh—and undoubtedly controversial. A fascinating portrait of O’Hara and his times.”
—Publishers Weekly

University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822955597, 472pp.

Publication Date: February 23, 1996

About the Author

Matthew J. Bruccoli was Jefferies Professor of English at the University of South Carolina.