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Ans live was incomparably greater than that of any other ction writer of his time” judged The New Yorker “One would have to go back to Frank Norris Stephen Crane and Theodore Dreiser to nd a novelist who had even the intention of acuiring knowledge on the scale that O’Hara acuired it”. The saga of Grace Caldwell a socialite from a time when that meant setting standards of behavior rather than panty flashes falling out of a limo Ostensibly she isn t terribly likable but there is something irresistible about her unapologetic masculine behavior which displays the double standards and hypocrisy of the time A long book perfect to cozy up with in the winter or for lazy summer days

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A Rage to Live Modern Library Classics

Gth and tenderness These memorable characters and their vital stories add up to a large scale social chronicle of America in what is perhaps the most ambitious work of O’Hara’s career “The range of O’Hara’s knowledge A Rage PDF or of how Rage to Live Modern Library PDFEPUB or Americ. It s O Hara post Appointment in Samarra When he s good he s very very good and when he s bad he s awful This one is a little bit of both could have stood trimming by a hundred pages or two but I still far prefer him to the ever priggish Brendan Gill who famously demolished the book for The New Yorker resulting in a lengthy O Hara boycott of the magazine Good on class differences as usual kind of an interesting portrayal of the main character Grace Caldwell given that it s a male writer trying to explain female experience he does a better job than most of his contemporaries Grace s husband Sidney Tate comes across as of a paper figure kind of like Leslie Howard as Ashley WIlkes The author knows his rural Pennsylvania landscape though

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A to Live Modern Library eBook #234 momentous bestseller when it to Live PDFEPUB #233 was first published in John O’Hara’s sprawling novel A Rage to Live offers up a gorgeous pageant of idealists and libertines tradesmen and crusaders men of violence and goodwill and women of fierce stren. Interesting period piece information 700 pages Whew The title A Rage to Live gave me the impression it would be intense Instead its kind of like a PG 13 Philadelphia Story Not normally my type of book but interesting writing style Sometimes the author would spend 2 pages describing each and every person say invited to a party whether or not they were characters later in the book it would go on and on and on often making me want to skip to the end of the page But then something major happens a main character dies and it s like the author lost steam and such an important event begins and ends in the same paragraph bringing me back to try to focus on EVERY paragraph so I don t miss a major plot turn It was odd having every single food item from a buffet listed in great detail pages where you could almost taste the dishes then the suffering of someone dying is done and gone with before you know it and you don t have a chance to feel it I felt I knew the buffet dinner than I knew the dying mans pain A good book to read when you re sick in bed and need something you can pick up and read Easy to put down and easy to pick up


10 thoughts on “A Rage to Live Modern Library Classics

  1. says:

    To my mind I am beginning to seriously consider the notion that John O'Hara is the American mid 20th century euivalent to Britain's Anthony Trollope of the 19th century O'Hara was a prolific writer of short stories novellas and novels from the late 1920s up until his death in 1970 He was incredibly adept at portraying all walks of life in the Pennsylvania coal country that he grew up in or the streets and nightclubs of New York C

  2. says:

    Interesting period piece information 700 pages Whew The title A Rage to Live gave me the impression it would be in

  3. says:

    Ah such excruciating detail on the small town elite of imagined Fort Allen PA O'Hara deserves credit for this detailed setting and I was surprised for the matter of fact and fairly explicit sex scenes of an early 60s book Was O'Hara a

  4. says:

    It's O'Hara post Appointment in Samarra'' When he's good he's very very good and when he's bad he's awful This

  5. says:

    John O'Bloated

  6. says:

    I never thought I would finish this book written in the year I was born and a bestseller Unfortunately I can only use one reuirement f

  7. says:

    This book has been on my To Be Read list for decades and I finally got to it I really enjoyed it and I think it is an excellent slice of life novel from the early 20th century It is set in the fictional town of Fort Penn a thinly disguised Harrisburg the capital of Pennsylvania which is very close to where I live Many places and things were recognizable in the story and I think it is probably a very fair representation of what life was lik

  8. says:

    His Appointment in Samarra is just wonderful and he's credited with being one of the great short story writers of the 20th century but O'Hara is simply dreadful here I was astonished at how dull it is There's something dispiriting about an obviously talented writer writing badly O'Hara thought of A Rage to Live as his magnum opus a grand soc

  9. says:

    The saga of Grace Caldwell a socialite from a time when that meant setting standards of behavior rather than panty flashes falling out of a limo Ostensibly she isn't terribly likable but there is something irresistible about her unapologetic masculine behavior which displays the double standards and hypocrisy of the time A long book perfect to cozy up with in the winter or for lazy summer days

  10. says:

    Loving this book only 150 pages in It's reminding me a lot of East of Eden in the complicated stories of a few dif

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