A Frank O'Connor reader

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Syracuse University Press, 1994 - Fiction - 406 pages
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Frank O'Connor (1903-1966) is known primarily for his shot stories, and fine ones they are. There are seventeen of them in this Reader, and the best of them, in the words of Richard Ellmann 'stir those facial muscles which, we are told, are the same for both laughing and weeping.' Except for the masterpiece, 'Guest of the Nation, ' the stories included here have been out of print for twenty years, and one story had been previously unpublished.

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Edited by one of O'Connor's biographers (Frank O'Connor at Work, Syracuse Univ. Pr., 1989), this volume presents to a new generation the best available sampling of work by a master whose reputation ... Read full review


Guests of the Nation
In the Train
The Majesty of the Law

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