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Steiner's Tour

Length: 151 pages2 hours


Philip O'Connor's second book was rejected by numerous publishers despite his earlier success with Memoirs of a Public Baby--published by Faber & Faber in the UK. Dorothy Parker said of O'Connor, "always being outside society [he] saw into it with blinding clearness." Despite not being a success along the lines of Lolita or The Ginger Man, Steiner's Tour is a quality Olympia selection, and one we're glad to have. O'Connor married an heiress, woman as rich as Guggenheim, in 1967, spending the rest of his life drinking himself to death on her dime, thus living a dream many writers possess, but few are able to achieve.

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