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O'Hara: a biography.

Author: Finis Farr
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown [1973]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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"O'Hara is the candid, dramatic story of one of the most brilliant novelists and short story writers America has ever produced. From John O'Hara's turn-of-the-century boyhood in the Pennsylvania coal-town of Pottsville--immortalized as Gibbsville in his novels--to his death, Finis Farr seizes upon the paradoxes of O'Hara's life: the personal vices, the snobbery, the extravagant tastes of the man--and the blazing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John O'Hara; John O'Hara; John O'Hara; John (Schriftsteller) O'Hara
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Finis Farr
ISBN: 0316274739 9780316274739
OCLC Number: 488322
Description: 300 pages illustrations 25 cm
Contents: At the hour of our death --
The doctor's son --
Malloy in Manhattan --
The big laugh --
From the terrace.

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"O'Hara is the candid, dramatic story of one of the most brilliant novelists and short story writers America has ever produced. From John O'Hara's turn-of-the-century boyhood in the Pennsylvania coal-town of Pottsville--immortalized as Gibbsville in his novels--to his death, Finis Farr seizes upon the paradoxes of O'Hara's life: the personal vices, the snobbery, the extravagant tastes of the man--and the blazing honesty with which his writing stripped away those affectations in others"--Book jacket.

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