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The Resource The best of Frank O'Connor, Frank O'Connor ; selected and edited by Julian Barnes

The best of Frank O'Connor, Frank O'Connor ; selected and edited by Julian Barnes

Label
The best of Frank O'Connor
Title
The best of Frank O'Connor
Statement of responsibility
Frank O'Connor ; selected and edited by Julian Barnes
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Selected and arranged thematically by Julian Barnes, the rich mix of writings in The Best of Frank O'Connor starts off with his most famous short story, Guests of the Nation, set during the Irish War of Independence; chronicles his childhood with an alcoholic father and protective mother; and traces his literary influences in brilliant essays on Joyce and Yeats. OConnors wonderfully polyphonic tales of family, friendship, and rivalry are set beside those that bring to life forgotten souls on the fringes of society. O'Connor's writings about Ireland vividly evoke the land he called home, while other stories probe the hardships and rewards of Irish emigration. Finally, we see O'Connor grappling, in both fiction and memoir, with the largest questions of religion and belief
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1903-1966
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O'Connor, Frank
Dewey number
828.91209
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6029.D58
LC item number
A6 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Barnes, Julian
Series statement
Everyman's library
Series volume
321
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  • Ireland
  • Families
  • Ireland
  • O'Connor, Frank
  • Authors, Irish
  • Irish fiction
  • Domestic fiction
Label
The best of Frank O'Connor, Frank O'Connor ; selected and edited by Julian Barnes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A collection of O'Connor's fictional and autobiographical writings
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xii-xiii)
Contents
War -- Childhood -- Writers -- Lonely voices -- Ireland -- Better quarrelling -- Abroad -- Last things
Control code
ocn264043856
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxviii, 673 p.
Isbn
9780307269041
Lccn
2009464562
System control number
(OCoLC)264043856
Label
The best of Frank O'Connor, Frank O'Connor ; selected and edited by Julian Barnes
Publication
Note
A collection of O'Connor's fictional and autobiographical writings
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xii-xiii)
Contents
War -- Childhood -- Writers -- Lonely voices -- Ireland -- Better quarrelling -- Abroad -- Last things
Control code
ocn264043856
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxviii, 673 p.
Isbn
9780307269041
Lccn
2009464562
System control number
(OCoLC)264043856

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