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The Lonely Voice: A Study of the Short Story


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The legendary book about writing by the legendary writer is back!Frank O’Connor was one of the twentieth century’s greatest short story writers, and one of Ireland’s greatest authors ever. Now, O’Connor’s influential and sought-after book on the short story is back.THE LONELY VOICE offers a master class with the master. With his sharp wit and straightforward prose, O’Connor not only discusses the techniques and challenges of a form in which "a whole lifetime must be crowded into a few minutes," but he also delves into a passionate consideration of his favorite writers and their greatest works, including Chekhov, Hemingway, Kipling, Joyce, and others.

About the Author


FRANK O’CONNOR is widely recognized as one of Ireland’s greatest writers and cultural figures. He lived in the United States off and on after 1952, teaching at Harvard and Stanford, and writing stories for The New Yorker magazine. His most popular works include his Collected Stories, Guest of the Nation, and An Only Child.

RUSSELL BANKS is the author of sixteen works of fiction. He has received numerous international prizes, and two of his novels— The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction—have been made into award-

winning films. Banks lives in upstate New York.

Table of Contents

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.

Product Details

Melville House
Language Arts & Disciplines : Composition & Creative Writing
O'Connor, Frank
Publication Date:
June 2011

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History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » Short Stories
Reference » Writing » General

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