Appointment in Samarra (Vintage Classics)

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Appointment in Samarra is a fast-paced, blackly comic depiction of the rapid decline and fall of Julian English. English is part of the social elite of his 1930s American hometown but from the moment he impetuously throws a cocktail in the face of one of his powerful business associates his life begins to spiral out of control - taking his loving but troubled marriage with it.

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"Mr O'Hara's eyes and ears have been spared nothing, but he has kept in his heart a curious and bitter mercy" (Dorothy Parker)

"O'Hara writes with swift realism, wisely avoids sentimentality" ( Time Magazine)

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"Better than anyone else, he told the truth about his time, the first half of the twentieth century. He was a professional. He wrote honestly and well" (John O’Hara on John O’Hara. He had this inscribed on his gravestone.)

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'For all its excellence as a social panorama and a sketch of a marriage, it is as a picture of a man destroyed by drink and pride that Appointment in Samarra lives frighteningly in the mind' John Updike

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