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John O'Hara's BUtterfield 8 and New York Stories

Thursday, September 12, 2013

John O’Hara is the most-published short story writer in the history of The New Yorker, and he’s seen as an American master of realism. Two new editions of his work have been published—The New York Stories, collected for the first time, and his popular novel BUtterfield 8. Steven Goldleaf, professor of English literature at Pace University and the author of John O’Hara: A Study of Short Fiction, and Lorin Stein, editor of the Paris Review, John O’Hara’s work and style.

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Steven Goldleaf and Lorin Stein
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Comments [2]

LL doesn't know the backstory for the title of "Appointment in Samarra??" Or was that Iraq crack just a poor joke?

Sep. 12 2013 01:00 PM
Lothar Brieger from Manhattan

I happened to be in Pottsville Pennsylvania 2 weeks ago and John O'Hara's boyhood home is a local landmark.

Sep. 12 2013 12:54 PM

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