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July 1975
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The O’Hara Concern
A Biography of John O’Hara
Bruccoli, Matthew
The definitive biography of short story writer John O’Hara.

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Matthew J. Bruccoli was Jefferies Professor of English at the University of South Carolina.
“The definitive biography of a tough, resourceful professional writer who happened to be at the same time a genius. . . . The biography of John O’Hara will never have to be written again, and that fact is the water-mark of a biographer as unique in his field as O’Hara in his.”—James Dickey

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

“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

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

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


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