The current volume of posthumous stories is the work of a master, a writer's writer -- but a reader's too -- an incomparable craftsman who wrote, let it be said, some of the finest stories in our language. --Newsweek
All in all they comprise the best collection of shorter fiction to have been published in America during the past twenty years. --Book Week
When I read Flannery O'Connor, I do not think of Hemingway, or Katherine Anne Porter, or Sartre, but rather of someone like Sophocles. What more can you say for a writer? I write her name with honor, for all the truth and all the craft with which she shows man's fall and his dishonor. --Thomas Merton
About the Author
FLANNERY O'CONNOR was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1925. When she died at the age of thirty-nine, America lost one of its most gifted writers at the height of her powers. She is also the author of The Violent Bear It Away
and Wise Blood
. The first fiction writer born in the twentieth century to have her works collected and published by the Library of America, O'Connor is a member of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame and won the Rinehart-Iowa Fiction Award for a first novel.