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The Lonely Voice: A study of the short story epub ebook

by Frank O'Connor

The Lonely Voice: A study of the short story epub ebook

Author: Frank O'Connor
Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language: English
Publisher: Melville House (June 7, 2011)
Pages: 224 pages
ISBN: 1935554425
ISBN13: 978-1935554424
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 500
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O'Connor was a noted short story writer in his own right as well as an essayist and literary critic.

O'Connor was a noted short story writer in his own right as well as an essayist and literary critic. His central premise in this book, that short stories tend to arise out of "submerged populations" (. minority groups, immigrants, et. may not have gained wide acceptance in academic circles, but that doesn't diminish the interest or the charm of this book in the least. It's a thoroughly fascinating examination of the short story as an art form, and a rollicking fun read to boot.

The Lonely Voice book. 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.

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Frank O'Connor is considered one of the best short story writers of the 20th century and was also a scholar in the field

Frank O'Connor is considered one of the best short story writers of the 20th century and was also a scholar in the field. I first read Frank O'Connor during Irish Short Story Week I and there is some additional background information on O'Connor in my post on him for that week.

But the short story, like the novel, is a modern art form; that is to say, it represents, better than poetry or drama, our . Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

But the short story, like the novel, is a modern art form; that is to say, it represents, better than poetry or drama, our own attitude to life. No more than the novel does it begin with "By the hokies. The technique which both have acquired was the product of a critical, scientific age, and we recognize the merits of a short story much as we recognize the merits of a novel-in terms of plausibility. Publisher: World Publishing.

The Lonely Voice (1962) is a study of the short story form, written by Frank O'Connor The Grant Book of American Short Stories.

The Lonely Voice (1962) is a study of the short story form, written by Frank O'Connor. Within the study, O'Connor expounds on some of his own major theories of the short story as well as discusses the work of many influential short story writers. The Grant Book of American Short Stories.

Frank O’Connor was one of the twentieth century’s greatest short story writers, and one of Ireland’s greatest authors ever. The Lonely Voice offers a master class with the master

Frank O’Connor was one of the twentieth century’s greatest short story writers, and one of Ireland’s greatest authors ever. The Lonely Voice offers a master class with the master

Frank O'Connor, born Michael O'Donovan in Cork in 1903, strikes me as one of those unfortunate authors who's .

Frank O'Connor, born Michael O'Donovan in Cork in 1903, strikes me as one of those unfortunate authors who's far from forgotten, but is so familiar a part of the Irish literary furniture that he's rarely much noticed. Often these days it's not his stories that are quoted, but passages from The Lonely Voice (1963), his book-length study of the short story. It's unsurprising that this book should prove so hardy: O'Connor was compelling when voicing an opinion

In Perry, A Study of Prose Fiction. Rev. ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1920. Homi K. Bhabha and the Postcolonial Short Story. In Postmodern Approaches to the Short Story.

In Perry, A Study of Prose Fiction. Philips, H. Art in Short Story Narration. Pasi ó n por la trama. Farhat Iftekharrudin et al. Westport (CT) and London: Praeger, 2003. TERM Fall '17. PROFESSOR J T Holland.

Introduction by Russell Banks.

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.

Reviews (7)
Velellan
I wish I had read all the stories that O'Connor uses to make his points on the short story; I would have profited much more from the reading. But he presents enough examples of successful and failed stories by writers such as Maupassant, Turgenev, Kipling, Chekhov, Dostoievsky, Joyce, Mansfield, Hemingway, Anderson, Coppard, and several others that inspire one to read all the ones he mentions as well as entire collections to try one's judgment at the art of literary analysis that O''Connor masters so splendidly.

zmejka
I got this as a gift and it's very very late arriving. However, I have read this myself and think it's a must have - not only for the instruction but for the pleasure.

Fenritaur
Since this little volume first appeared in 1963, there probably hasn't been a single book written on the topic of the short story that doesn't make some mention of it.

O'Connor was a noted short story writer in his own right as well as an essayist and literary critic. His central premise in this book, that short stories tend to arise out of "submerged populations" (i.e., minority groups, immigrants, etc.) may not have gained wide acceptance in academic circles, but that doesn't diminish the interest or the charm of this book in the least. It's a thoroughly fascinating examination of the short story as an art form, and a rollicking fun read to boot.

Much of the "fun" part comes from O'Connor's unabashed and delightfully expressed opinions. Here he is on one of Ernest Hemingway's short story classics:
"In 'The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber' Francis runs away from a lion, which is what most sensible men would do if faced by a lion, and his wife promptly cuckolds him with the English manager of their big-game hunting expedition. As we all know, good wives admire nothing in a husband except his capacity to deal with lions, so we can sympathize with the poor woman in her trouble. [...] To say that the psychology of this story is childish would be to waste good words. [...] Clearly, it is the working out of a personal problem that for the vast majority of men and women has no validity whatever."

This may not represent the consensus opinion on Hemingway's story, but what fun it is to see someone stand up to the old pugilist and tweak his nose!

This is not to say that all of O'Connor's comments are snarky; he freely calls other Hemingway stories works of genius. And he bubbles over with enthusiasm when discussing many, many other authors as well. For example, regarding two Chekhov stories, "The Dependents" and "Misery," he says:
"Never in the history of literature has human loneliness been described with such passion as in these two stories."

Speaking of passion, it's clear that O'Connor has a tremendous and joyful love for the short story. Read this book for the pleasure of hearing a true artist practicing his art as he speaks about his chosen art form.

Agamaginn
Thoughtful study on the form of the short story with insightful commentary on such authors as Joyce, Hemingway, Flaubert, and Chekhov.

Waiso
Highly recommended for all lovers of the short story. O'Connor was a gift from Ireland.

Darkshaper
A recommendation of my favorite English Lit professor. It has taken more than thirty years for me to find a copy!

Malaris
Excellent study by a master. O'Connor's insights are both instructive for the writer and illuminating for the reader. "The Lonely Voice" enhances the short story experience for all.

THERE ARE SEVERAL STORIES EACH STORY IS BETTER THAN THE ONE BEFORE IT, I LOVE READING HIS WORK
IN SEVERAL STORIES I FELT LIKE IT WAS A FAMIY EXPERIENCE

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