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John O'Hara (1905--70) received instant acclaim for Appointment in Samarra," "his first novel, and quickly came to be regarded as one of the most prominent writers in America. He won the National Book Award for his novel Ten North Frederick and had more stories published in "The New Yorker" than anyone in the history of the magazine. His fourteen novels include A Rage to Live, Pal Joey, Butterfield 8," " and From the Terrace," " and his more than four hundred short stories have been collected in twelve volumes.

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" Exceptionally brilliant." -- "New York Herald Tribune
"" [O'Hara] is the only American writer to whom America presents itself as a social scene in the way it once presented itself to Henry James, or France to Proust." -- Lionel Trilling, "The New York Times
"" Dramatic . . . exciting . . . vivid and written at high speed . . . accurate and often penetrating." -- "The Nation
"" If you want to read a book by a man who knows exactly what he is writing about and has written it marvelously well, read Appointment in Samarra,""" -- Ernest Hemingway
"Exceptionally brilliant." --"New York Herald Tribune

""[O'Hara] is the only American writer to whom America presents itself as a social scene in the way it once presented itself to Henry James, or France to Proust." --Lionel Trilling, "The New York Times

""Dramatic . . . exciting . . . vivid and written at high speed . . . accurate and often penetrating." --"The Nation

""If you want to read a book by a man who knows exactly what he is writing about and has written it marvelously well, read Appointment in Samarra"."" --Ernest Hemingway

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