O'Hara, John, 1905-1970

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Dates:
Birth 1905-01-31
Death 1970-04-11
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

John O'Hara was an American novelist and short story writer originally from Pottsville, Pa. In the 1950s and 1960s O'Hara was one of the most popular, prolific, and financially successful authors in the United States. A realist-naturalist writer, O'Hara emphasized complete objectivity in his books, writing frankly about the materialistic aspirations and sexual exploits of his characters. Five of his novels were adapted for films.

From the description of John O'Hara letters to H.N. Swanson, 1955-1970. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 45614995

William Shawn was the editor of the New Yorker from 1952 until 1987. John O'Hara was a major contributor to the New Yorker, having contributed 239 short stories from 1928 through 1967.

From the description of Correspondence : chiefly with William Shawn. 1928-1967. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 180764927

American novelist and short story writer.

From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, [1951?]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122348287

American journalist and novelist.

From the description of Lovey Childs; a Philadelphian's story (galley proof), 1969 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647804730

John O'Hara was an American novelist and short story writer originally from Pottsville, Pa. In the 1950s and 1960s O'Hara was one of the most popular, prolific, and financially successful authors in the United States. A realist-naturalist writer, O'Hara emphasized complete objectivity in his books, writing frankly about the materialistic aspirations and sexual exploits of his characters.

From the description of John O'Hara papers, 1923-1995. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 42088954

From the description of Matthew Bruccoli collection of John O'Hara's correspondence with his Random House editors, 1947-2009. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 668419370

From the description of Random House files of John O'Hara, 1927-1977. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 42209609

Popular, successful novelist.

From the description of TLS, 1946 April 1 : 27 East 79th Street, New York City, to C.A. Pearce, Duell, Sloan & Pierce, New York City. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16813775

American author.

From the description of Typewritten letter signed "John" and autograph postcard signed : Princeton and Paris, to Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Cottier, 1958 Feb. 4-1960 Oct. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612659

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  • Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Copyright
  • American fiction--20th century
  • Authors and publishers
  • Authors, American--20th century--Manuscripts
  • Musicals--Librettos
  • Authors, American
  • Literary agents
  • Novelists, American--20th century--Manuscripts
  • National Book Awards
  • Authors and publishers--20th century

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