Lonely Voice A Study of the Short Story

ISBN-10: 097186599X
ISBN-13: 9780971865990
Edition: 2004
Authors: Frank O'Connor
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Description: The legendary book about writing short stories, by the Irish master of the form, is back in print! A virtual master class in which the witty O'Connor discusses technique and his favorite writers, including Chekhov, Hemingway, and Joyce.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

The legendary book about writing short stories, by the Irish master of the form, is back in print! A virtual master class in which the witty O'Connor discusses technique and his favorite writers, including Chekhov, Hemingway, and Joyce.

An Irish master of the short story, Frank O'Connor was born Michael O'Donovan in Cork. It is not surprising to learn in the first part of his autobiography, An Only Child (1961), that he took his adored mother's name. O'Connor's absorbing interest was the literary treasury of Ireland. He labored tirelessly over masterful translations of ancient Gaelic works. O'Connor wrote the well-received A Short History of Irish Literature: A Backward Look and edited an anthology of prose and poetry, A Book of Ireland (1959), which contains some of his own translations from the Gaelic. His Shakespeare's Progress (1960) is an appraisal of the bard. In The Lonely Voice: A Study of the Short Story (1963), he examines the work of those he considers the great short story writers of the past. The subjects of his own stories are the middle and lower-middle classes of his beloved Ireland. In his last years, O'Connor lived mostly in the United States, where he taught at Harvard and Northwestern universities.

Introduction
Author's Introduction
Hamlet and Quixote
Country Matters
The Slave's Son
You and Who Else?
Work in Progress
An Author in Search of a Subject
The Writer Who Rode Away
A Clean Well-Lighted Place
The Price of Freedom
The Romanticism of Violence
The Girl at the Gaol Gate
Epilogue

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