My Oedipus Complex : and Other Stories, Paperback Book

My Oedipus Complex : and Other Stories Paperback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series

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The story of the title deals with a little boy named Larry and his feelings towards his father.

When his father returns home from World War II, Larry is resentful and jealous of losing his mother's undivided attention, and finds himself in a constant struggle to win back her affections.


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As with any short story collection, and especially one taking in such a large body of work as this, there are going to be ups and downs. Some of these stories aren't great, sometimes there's too little focus, not enough of a point. However, for the most part this is an excellent volume of stories. O'Connor's writing is always precise and, while no Chekhov or Carver, it's easy to see why he is thought so well of in terms of the short story.

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