The fiction of John O"Hara. by Edward Russell Carson

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Published by University of Pittsburgh Press in [Pittsburgh] .

Written in English

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  • O"Hara, John, 1905-1970 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Fiction -- Technique

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Includes bibliography.

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SeriesCritical essays in English and American literature, no. 7
LC ClassificationsPS3529.H29 Z6
The Physical Object
Pagination73 p.
Number of Pages73
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5822803M
LC Control Number61009397

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