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The art of burning bridges : a life of John O'Hara

Author: Geoffrey Wolff
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"An enigma of twentieth-century literature - a writer accorded great importance in his time, if less than in his own mind - is here explored by one of our most versatile men of letters, a novelist and biographer ideally suited to the strange case of John O'Hara. What Geoffrey Wolff reveals is not only the hugely complicated man in full but also his rightful place in our contemporary attention - a portrait of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wolff, Geoffrey, 1937-
Art of burning bridges.
New York : Knopf, 2003
(OCoLC)606982876
Named Person: John O'Hara; John (Schriftsteller) O'Hara; John O'Hara
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Wolff
ISBN: 0679427716 9780679427711
OCLC Number: 51041267
Description: xxii, 373 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface : The one who didn't win the Nobel Prize --
The region --
Uptown and down --
Twentieth century limited --
At war and about town --
The tomes --
A local habitation and a name.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Wolff.
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"An enigma of twentieth-century literature - a writer accorded great importance in his time, if less than in his own mind - is here explored by one of our most versatile men of letters, a novelist and biographer ideally suited to the strange case of John O'Hara. What Geoffrey Wolff reveals is not only the hugely complicated man in full but also his rightful place in our contemporary attention - a portrait of the artist that illuminates both the process of fiction and an era still vivid in our cultural history."--Book jacket.

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