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Breit, Harvey. The Writer Observed. Cleveland: World, 1956. Carson, Edward Russell. The Fiction of John O'Hara. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1961. Fadiman, Clifton. Party of One. Cleveland: World, 1955. Grebstein, Sheldon Norman. John O'Hara. New York: Twayne, 1966. Gurko, Leo. The Angry Decade. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1947. Kazin, Alfred. On Native Grounds. New York: Reynal and Hitchcock, 1942. Contemporaries. Boston: Little, Brown, 1962. Podhoretz, Norman. "Gibbsville and New Leeds: The America of John O'Hara and Mary McCarthy," Commentary, 21:269-73 (March 1956).

There is a setting here for any sort of penetration of manners that the author chooses to pursue. O'Hara proceeds with broad strokes. The raging hatred between Elizabeth's parents is revealed; the mother's dominance comes into head-on conflict with John when Elizabeth is having her first baby — and John stands his ground and wins. The life of the small college is explored —its fraternities, its wealthy trustees, its struggles for power, its possessive benefactors. We see how Spring Valley is divided between the college circle and the rich "Hill" crowd, wealthy alumni who are now sending their children to eastern prep schools and Ivy League colleges and no longer see their old college as the exclusive sanctuary it once was.

New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940. Pipe Night. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1945. Here's O'Hara. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946. Hellbox. New York: Random House, 1947. Selected Short Stories of John O'Hara, edited by Lionel Trilling. New York: Random House (Modern Library), 1956. Assembly. New York: Random House, 1961. The Cape Cod Lighter. New York: Random House, 1962. 49 Stories. New York: Random House (Modern Library), 1963. ) The Hat on the Bed. New York: Random House, 1963.

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