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by Diana O'Hehir

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Author:
Diana O'Hehir
ISBN13:
978-0701129538
ISBN:
0701129530
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Publisher:
Chatto & Windus / The Hogarth Press (1985)
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Subcategory:
British & Irish
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1857 kb
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1468 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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830

This novel is set during WWII. The narrator and protagonist, 19 year old Helen, sets out on a cross-country train trip to try to save her alcoholic mother from herself.

This novel is set during WWII. Along the way, Helen meets and begins an affair with John O'Connell, a married soldier and union organizer who was once involved with her mother. Helen at times seems aimless, confused, and occasionally reckless. Nonetheless, she always remains a very sympathetic character. I particularly liked the way that Helen and O'Connell's This novel is set during WWII.

Diana OHehir is the author of four books of poetry and two novels, of which I Wish This War Were Over is the first. she has received a number of awards, including a Guggenheim Fiction Award and a National Foundation of the Arts Fiction Award

Diana OHehir is the author of four books of poetry and two novels, of which I Wish This War Were Over is the first. she has received a number of awards, including a Guggenheim Fiction Award and a National Foundation of the Arts Fiction Award. I Wish This War Were Over was runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize.

A generous book, musical in its prose and expansive in its structure and range, about growing older and the essential nature of love. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday). For a smart melding of realism and allegory that combines the violence of slavery and the drama of escape in a myth that speaks to contemporary America. The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press).

I Wish This War Were Over by Diana O'Hehir

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Diana Farnham O'Hehir is a poet and writer of prose from northern California. She was born in Berkeley in 1929. She taught from 1961 to 1992 at Mills College in Oakland where she is Aurelia Henry Reinhardt Professor Emerita of American Literature. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, writer Mel Fiske. Their reunion, after 35 years of divorce, and her subsequent remarriage is recounted in a 1999 essay in salon.

Release Date:April 1989. Publisher:Pocket Books. 10 lbs. Related Subjects. Contemporary Fiction Genre Fiction Historical Literary Literature & Fiction Mothers & Children Religion & Spirituality Women's Fiction. Recently Viewed and Featured.

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Diana O’Hehir is known primarily as a poet. Set in 1944, I Wish This War Were Over centers on the internal battles of Helen Reynolds, the nineteen-year-old narrator. Two books of poetry, Summoned (1976) and The Power to Change Geography (1979), and several poetry awards attest her literary talent and accomplishments. She might very well have made the same statement regarding her fiction.

The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is one of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes that are annually awarded for Letters, Drama, and Music. I Wish This War Were Over by Diana O'Hehir. It recognizes distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, published during the preceding calendar year. As the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel, it was one of the original Pulitzers; the program was inaugurated in 1917 with seven prizes, four of which were awarded that year. No Novel prize was awarded in 1917; the first was awarded in 1918.

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  • Loved this book, even as it made me a little uncomfortable at times. It made me think about what an interesting age 19 is: no longer a child, not yet an adult; and especially how interesting and challenging that age would have been in 1940s wartime America, for both women and men. Beautifully written.

  • This novel is a flowing, lyrical account of a nineteen year-old girl who takes a train ride cross-country to visit and care for her alcoholic mother. En route she meets an ex-lover of her mother's and they fall in love.

    The mother's beauty, ephemerality, self-centered absorption and her daughter's poetic entrapment and love for her mother form the basis of this wonderful book.