Anyone and everyone can learn a thing or two about writing a story from this book.
This is a wonderful compilation of essays, speeches and musings by Flannery O'Connor, one of America's finest short story writers.
MYSTERY AND MANNERS is a discourse on writings in which the great O'Connor reveals to the reader the grand purpose of her prose.
As a Flannery fan, it is a must-have. Some things are more interesting than others, but still a wonderful book.Published 1 month ago by Jerry Bush
I was borrowed this book for papers so often that I finally bought it. It's amazing!!Published 3 months ago by Jacob Pride
I studied O'Connor in grad school, and this book was an excellent resource for me. It's an incredible, educational, and inspirational collection of writings. Read morePublished 5 months ago by LLPhelps
I have always enjoyed O'Connor. But now that I am Catholic I feel a bomd to her that did not exist before. Her prose is superb whether fiction or nonfiction. Read morePublished 7 months ago by James Park
I have known Southern women to have special fondness for birds and this would be the first chapter in her book as she share with the genius of a witty artist and in charming detail... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ibrahim
Essential reading for anyone interested in writing or reading fiction or understanding the best practices of either.Published 8 months ago by Peter C. Mead
Flannery O'Connor, although a Nobel Prize laureate, is a rather unknown writer here in Brazil. That's unfortunate, because her writings and life history would recommend that her... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lucila Moreira Silveira
Have read and re-read this book both in full with a diligent studiousness and in bits with a nibbler's delight, and every occasion of return (I stopped counting at 20... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Geoffrey Wood
_Mystery and Manners_ has everything that I needed to find but didn't know I needed in a book on writing. This was not a "how to" for the aspiring writer, per se. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Erin McCole Cupp