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Ess 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 of how Americans live was incomparably greater 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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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 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 like in that time period The characteristics that make this a timeless story are that O Hara shows people as they are flaws and all and he shows life as it really is with its triumphs tragedies and its good and bad people and parts There are many universal truths scattered throughout the story and most readers will be able to relate to the situations and the types of characters The book is long and in keeping with the literary style of the time there are many descriptions a literary techniue which may put off some readers but yet which add to the aura and atmosphere of the time The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory 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 The Big Golden Book of Poetry recognizable in the story and I think it is probably a very fair NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW representation of what life was like in that time period The characteristics that make this a timeless story are that O Hara shows people as they are flaws and all and he shows life as it Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, really is with its triumphs tragedies and its good and bad people and parts There are many universal truths scattered throughout the story and most The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) readers will be able to Homewrecker relate to the situations and the types of characters The book is long and in keeping with the literary style of the time there are many descriptions a literary techniue which may put off some Make your own model forts & castles readers but yet which add to the aura and atmosphere of the time

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A momentous bestseller when it was first published in 1949 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 strength and tendern 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 ahead of his time Did the work get banned here and thereI thought from the movie Grace would be an unbridled nymphomaniac just someone that seemed damaged in a way and gave in to the expectation that she would put out She seemed slightly tragic her husband Sidney dying of a broken heart lamely so and Richard Bannon like Greek tragedyI thought the ending with documentary style where are they now of the key dramatis personae was weak and the book overlong and slow


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

  2. says:

    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 pa

  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 ahead of his time Did the work get banned here and thereI thought from the movie Grace would be an un

  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 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 cha

  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

  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 exce

  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 som

  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 different groups of people

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