Appointment in Samarra (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

 
9780141180069: Appointment in Samarra (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

Set in the fictional town of Gibbsville, this is an account of the last three days in the life of Julian, a car salesman who falls victim to his own reckless sexual appetite and the selfish, fast country-club set in which he moves.

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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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Dramatic...exciting...vivid and written at high speed...accurate and often penetrating

" ( The Nation)

"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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Published by Penguin Classic (1997)
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