By John O'Hara
Whilst the attractive, imperious and moneyed Grace Caldwell Tate wishes whatever she is going after it. Her affair scandalises Pennsylvania's elite and he or she needs to face the prices to her marriage and the fellow she particularly loves.
A bestseller on book in 1949 A Rage to Live is a candid story of idealists and libertines, tradesmen and crusaders, males of violence and goodwill, and ladies of fierce power and tenderness.
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I think though that most of the terms are obvious, even to an outsider. but I’m glad enough that you are probably going to do the novel, so I’ll compromise if nec. I do think the dictionary has a cheapening and commercial effect, however. Think it over a while. [***] Lafayette Young had sent Bukowski a small gift of money. Niki is his daughter. Carson McCullers (b. 1917) was not the daughter of Kay Boyle (b. 1903), whose story, “Rest Cure,” was first published in The First Lover and Other Stories (New York, 1933).
I’m glad one of the Melzers finally stirred into action. [***] sorry all this bitching and money talk shit, Carl. but it is part of the stew. but I felt all along that whether I got the advance from Meltzer or not would be the thing that made me or broke me. it’s just one of those things, Carl. once I get rolling here, learn how to better operate the ship, I feel I might go on, in spite of all. now that Meltzer is coming through the scene changes to one of hope. I mean hope of survival. there should be a way to get hold of my health, and the writing is coming along like a stampede—no dizzy spells there—wrote 35 new poems in the last 2 weeks.
So now that I’ve cheered up your day I’ll let you go. [***] DeLoach was editor of Intrepid (Buffalo). See vol. 1, p 296. [To Allen DeLoach] Late November, 1967 [***] I’ve been writing so long and failing so long that there is hardly anything anybody can do to my balls now. , Atlanta, Philly, New Orleans, Miami, St. ” I am 47, and I might make it. with me, it is this strange thing filling up inside of me, day by day, year by year, I can feel it happening through all the women and drunks and fails and sleepless nights and suicide days, I feel this FILLING THING working down inside of me.
A Rage To Live by John O'Hara