THE JOHN O'HARA SOCIETY, in O'Hara's other home-town, Philadelphia, celebrates the life and works of John O'Hara, Pennsylvania's pre-eminent contemporary author and America's greatest short-story writer. The JOHS studies, publishes, and diffuses works by and about the author. Membership is free. For details, contact the JOHS's Corresponding Secretary, Richard Carreño, via Philabooks@yahoo.com. © MMXVII John O'Hara Society.
Not only does this not sound familiar, but it doesn't sound like O'Hara, who had plenty of friends, at least as I define "friends": people who will gladly dine with you, listen to your troubles, and confide theirs in you. All you have to do to verify this is read O'Hara's letters--if the people writing him weren't his friends, then I've never had one either.
Is there a collection of O'Hara letters published? Pls advise email@example.comThx HSH
Yes, there's an excellent one edited by Matt Bruccoli: Selected Letters of John O'Hara.It's out of print now, but available through many online dealers.
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