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The best of Frank O'Connor

Author: Frank O'Connor; Julian Barnes
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Series: Everyman's library, 321
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Selected and arranged thematically by Julian Barnes, the rich mix of writings in The Best of Frank O'Connor starts off with his most famous short story, Guests of the Nation, set during the Irish War of Independence; chronicles his childhood with an alcoholic father and protective mother; and traces his literary influences in brilliant essays on Joyce and Yeats. OConnors wonderfully polyphonic tales of family,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Irish fiction
Domestic fiction
Biography
Fiction
History
Named Person: Frank O'Connor; Frank O'Connor
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank O'Connor; Julian Barnes
ISBN: 9780307269041 0307269043
OCLC Number: 264043856
Notes: A collection of O'Connor's fictional and autobiographical writings.
Description: xxxviii, 673 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: War --
Childhood --
Writers --
Lonely voices --
Ireland --
Better quarrelling --
Abroad --
Last things.
Series Title: Everyman's library, 321
Responsibility: Frank O'Connor ; selected and edited by Julian Barnes.
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Selected and arranged thematically by Julian Barnes, the rich mix of writings in The Best of Frank O'Connor starts off with his most famous short story, Guests of the Nation, set during the Irish War of Independence; chronicles his childhood with an alcoholic father and protective mother; and traces his literary influences in brilliant essays on Joyce and Yeats. OConnors wonderfully polyphonic tales of family, friendship, and rivalry are set beside those that bring to life forgotten souls on the fringes of society. O'Connor's writings about Ireland vividly evoke the land he called home, while other stories probe the hardships and rewards of Irish emigration. Finally, we see O'Connor grappling, in both fiction and memoir, with the largest questions of religion and belief.

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