The Lonely Voice

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Melville House, Jun 6, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 211 pages
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Introduction by Russell Banks.

The legendary book about writing by the legendary writer is back!

Frank O’Connor was one of the twentieth century’s greatest short story writers, and one of Ireland’s greatest authors ever. Now, O’Connor’s influential and sought-after book on the short story is back.
The Lonely Voice offers a master class with the master. With his sharp wit and straightforward prose, O’Connor not only discusses the techniques and challenges of a form in which "a whole lifetime must be crowded into a few minutes," but he also delves into a passionate consideration of his favorite writers and their greatest works, including Chekhov, Hemingway, Kipling, Joyce, and others.
 

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Contents

Cover
HAMLET AND QUIXOTE
COUNTRY MATTERS
THE SLAVES
YOU AND WHO ELSE?
AN AUTHOR IN SEARCH OF A SUBJECT
THE WRITER WHO RODE AWAY
THE PRICE OF FREEDOM
THE ROMANTICISM OF VIOLENCE
THE GIRL AT THE GAOL GATE
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FRANK O'CONNOR is widely recognized as one of Ireland’s greatest writers and cultural figures. He lived in the United States off and on after 1952, teaching at Harvard and Stanford, and writing stories for The New Yorker magazine. His most popular works include his Collected Stories, Guest of the Nation, and An Only Child.


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