Friday, January 20, 2012

The genuine writer: Frank O'Connor.

I've not found a story of Frank O'Connor's yet that makes me want to disconnect. He had a big heart, a sharp eye and a sense of fair play. My favourite of his stories come out of his observations of childhood: the child, ever perceptive, is nonetheless captured within the confounding circumstances of family, and must express himself.
A gentle man, I highly recommend his short stories, regarded as among the best ever written.


  1. sounds like something i would love to read. i have always likes short stories. i`m writing it down on my to buy list : )

  2. Hello Faisal:
    The short story is such a demanding format and, in our view, is seldom handled completely successfully. We have not read anything by Frank O' Connor and so have noted your recommendation with interest.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Reading is one of my passions. Thank you for the recommendation. I will be looking him up. Happy weekend! Bonnie

  4. Demie, I hope you're able to find Frank O'Connor in Norway. If you can't, let me know, and I'll send you the book.

  5. Jane and lance,
    Hello! Yes, the short story is often a mess. Only a few handle it well. Do, please, read Frank O'Connor; he is invigorating.

  6. Bonnie,
    happy weekend to you too! A good author can be hard to find, but once you have found a good author, you remember them all your life.