From the Terrace. John O'Hara.
From the Terrace
From the Terrace
From the Terrace
From the Terrace
From the Terrace

From the Terrace

New York: Random House, [1958]. Hardcover. TEMPORARILY REDUCED. WAS $75 NOW $30. A Very Good or better copy of the first edition, first printing, in a Very Good + dust jacket, being the first edition, first printing of the ninth novel from this excellent American author who also wrote the better-known novels "Appointment in Samarra" (1934) and "BUtterfield 8" (1935). Many of his short stories were first published in the New Yorker magazine and were so well done that As of this death in 1970 O'Hara had more of his short stories published in The New Yorker than had any other author and he was considered to be one of the primary creators of the short story style of that Magazine. Of O'Hara, Ernest Hemingway stated: "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." Of him, Lorin Stein, editor-in-chief of the Paris Review, described O'Hara's work as follows: "You can binge on his collections the way some people binge on Mad Men, and for some of the same reasons. On the topics of class, sex, and alcohol—that is, the topics that mattered to him—his novels amount to a secret history of American life." O'Hara produced a great number of works, perhaps too many for the taste of some, but the quality of his work was admired by many. After his O'Hara's death, John Updike, a fan of O'Hara's writing, stated that O'Hara "...out-produced our capacity for appreciation; maybe now we can settle down and marvel at him all over again." Five of O'Hara's works, including "From the Terrace" provided the basis for films, with "From the Terrace" providing the basis for the 1960 movie of the same name, starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward & Myrna Loy, and O'Hara considered "From the Terrace" to be his "greatest achievement as a novelist." This is a Very Good or better copy, the cover of which remains in rich blue and shows some minor spotting and a bump to the lower leading corner. The Near Fine dust jacket shows only slight wear. Very good + / very good +. Item #3083

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