EBOOK/EPUB The New York Stories
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How the guy did it Most of these 32 stories are on *The Very Short Side *very short side run to 10 pages But none of them eel insignificant in terms of the territory they cover you Landscapes of Communism feel you re told just what you need to knowor basic but complete satisfaction and nothing But near the end of this volume there is a 50 page tale long New Years Rockin Evil (Futurama Comics for a short story but too shortor a novella We re Friends Again It s probably my avorite in this collection as it illuminates what happens between a pair of married couples as well as some others on the periphery of their lives In almost snapshot ashion
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Hara S Most Layered Character Analysisand Its most layered character analysisand it simply marvelous An audio book to savor The stories are tightly written and wonderfully presented in this audio collection In 2017 the stories bring you back to a different time and a whole cast of 1930s to 1950s characters It s Tough Girl full of bars cocktail parties old dames society women lawyers thugs and clubs that no longer exist I loved going through the doors and peeking in even when things weren t pretty It s a world that I m glad no longer exists but good to remember the way John O Hara presented it at the time without theilters of current day nostalgia I can see the edoras the whiskey the table ull of reporters and the wiseguys at the the bar I think I came across John O Hara through the New Yorker Podcast which is excellent I d never heard of him he seems to have Perfect Phrases for Lead Generation fallen out ofashion after decades of popularity This is of a me problem than a problem with O hara I don t like reading an entire volume of short stories all in one go Since this was a library book I d not much choice I ind I get bored. 'Hara among the greatest short story writers in English or. .
A truly amazing collection of stories by John O Hara depicting the 1930 s through the 1950 s in Manhattan Many stories centering around older Hollywood actors who could not get any work in ilms and so rather than be humiliated they move back to New York to work on Broadway or simply to become invisible and not have to answer to
Hollywood actors agents producers and ans about why they had not beenactors agents producers and ans about why they had not been in any movies in such a long time Highly recommend Mr O Hara is truly one of America s greatest writers Continuing my current love affair with
Mr O Hara OneO Hara One of a writerO Hara wrote hundreds of short stories Ultimately they ound their way into collections of course The one I read recently Library of America s John O Hara Stories pulled Beowulf is my name (Rinehart editions, 146) from his entire short story output But this volume is limited in scope it only covers stories set in New York O Hara also wrote groups of stories set in Hollywood and Gibbsville a stand inor his hometown Since the LOA edition had reedom its editor was able to select what he considered to be the best of everything The New York Stories is slightly less ortunate but only slightly By that I mean I A Gentleman for Dry Creek (Dry Creek, find the subject matter of a handful of the stories less interesting Howevereven the less interesting stories are still very well written as stories I d say that s a particular talent and accomplishment Aew of the stories here are also included in the LOA edition but upon recognition I didn t skip over them I just read and enjoyed them again O Hara s breadth of researchknowledge is staggering Though sharp character portraits are always Trail of Evidence (Capitol K-9 Unit front and center O Hara always did his homework to make character background powerfully believable When it comes to covering the milieu of certain characters in particularly impressive detail I just don t know. Collectedor the irst time the New York stories of John .