The best of Frank O'Connor

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(0)
Series:
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
Description

The most generous one-volume collection ever published of short stories, autobiographical writings,poetry, and essays by the writer Yeats called “Ireland’s Chekhov.”

 

Selected and arranged thematically by Julian Barnes, the rich mix of writings in The Best of Frank O’Connor starts off with his most famous short story, “Guests of the Nation,” set during the Irish War of Independence; chronicles his childhood with an alcoholic father and protective mother; and traces his literary influences in brilliant essays on Joyce and Yeats. O’Connor’s wonderfully polyphonic tales of family, friendship, and rivalry are set beside those that bring to life forgotten souls on the fringes of society. O’Connor’s writings about Ireland vividly evoke the land he called home, while other stories probe the hardships and rewards of Irish emigration. Finally, we see O’Connor grappling, in both fiction and memoir, with the largest questions of religion and belief.

 

The Best of Frank O’Connor is a literary monument to a truly great writer.

More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780307269041
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID1b36bcaf-ee1f-e85c-b74c-c821a09a6771
Grouping Titlebest of frank o connor
Grouping Authoroconnor frank
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-11-07 15:43:52PM
Last Indexed2019-11-19 04:44:44AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Barnes, Julian.
authorO'Connor, Frank, 1903-1966.
author2-roleBarnes, Julian.
author_displayO'Connor, Frank
available_at_arlingtonCentral
collection_arlingtonAdult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlingtonCentral Adult Nonfiction
display_description
format_arlingtonBook
format_category_arlingtonBooks
id1b36bcaf-ee1f-e85c-b74c-c821a09a6771
isbn9780307269041
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b13240742.i14172380Central Adult Nonfiction891.62 OCONN1falsefalseOn ShelfApr 04, 2019can
itype_arlingtonHardback
last_indexed2019-11-19T09:44:44.502Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington891.62 OCONN
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonCentral
primary_isbn9780307269041
publishDate2009
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b13240742BookBooksEnglishAlfred A. Knopf, 2009.xxxviii, 673 pages ; 21.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13240742.i14172380On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
seriesEveryman's library
series_with_volumeEveryman's library|321
title_displayThe best of Frank O'Connor
title_fullThe best of Frank O'Connor / Frank O'Connor ; selected and edited by Julian Barnes
title_shortThe best of Frank O'Connor