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A Family of His Own: A Life of Edwin O'Connor

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When The Last Hurrah was published in 1956, the obscure Edwin O'Connor (1918-1968) gained sudden wealth and fame with his elegiac novel about a veteran political campaigner. Six years later O'Connor's intimate portrait of a recovered alcoholic priest in The Edge of Sadness won a Pulitzer Prize. The different worlds of these two novels highlight a striking contrast in their author. O'Connor was a witty, affable man with many devoted friends, from a president to street eccentrics. Yet, he was an intensely private man. For ...

A Family of His Own: A Life of Edwin O'Connor 2003, Catholic University of America Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9780813213378

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