In 1956, he also received word that he'd won the National Book Award for Fiction for Ten North Frederick, his 1955 novel about generations of a prominent Pennsylvania family.
Later, he would write columns for Newsday (1964-65--collected in his book My Turn, also the title for the column) and for Holiday magazine (1966-67), the only group I've not yet read.
As readers of these posts know, I have been steadfastly reading my way through all of John O'Hara--all his novels and short stories and plays (he was not a good playwright). And as I near the end of my journey, I've been reading his journalism, as well. I've read all the newspaper columns, all the Newsweek pieces, and just yesterday I finished the Collier's columns he wrote from 5 February 1954 to 28 September 1956.
They pretty much suck. As did his other columns.
And tomorrow--I'll tell you why ...
|11 May 1956|