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.
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 15 days 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 1 month ago by Ibrahim
Essential reading for anyone interested in writing or reading fiction or understanding the best practices of either.Published 1 month 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 3 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 4 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 6 months ago by Erin McCole Cupp
In mordant and insightful prose, Ms. O'Connor nails both the mood of the Southern writer and the story they want to tell. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Herbert Hoffman
This is a wonderfully insightful collection of essays about writing, fiction, and the Southern Christian writer. I'm an English teacher and a writer. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Rose
As the book's blurb states, this is composed of a variety of Flannery O'Connor's essays and lectures that were unpublished during her lifetime. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Josh Goode