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January 28, 1947: publication of the short story The Lady Takes an Interest. The New Yorker, The Time Element, and Gibbsville, Pa.

Matthew J. Bruccoli's The O'Hara Concern is the definitive biography. Page 245:

"For forty years he wrote truthfully and exactly about life and people, scorning fashion, to produce a body of work unsurpassed in American literature in scope and fidelity to American life. He was one of our best novelists, our best novella-ist, and our greatest writer of short stories."

That's about 12 novels and over 400 short stories.

The Cambridge History of the American Novel, eds. Cassuto, L. et. al. (2011) is 1200 pages and contains no reference to John O'Hara.

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