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.
My writing mentor recommended this book to me, as I often struggle with being a "good" person who writes "dark" material. I found it to be extremely helpful. Ms. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Molly Jo
As a Flannery fan, it is a must-have. Some things are more interesting than others, but still a wonderful book.Published 3 months ago by Jerry Bush
I was borrowed this book for papers so often that I finally bought it. It's amazing!!Published 4 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 6 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 8 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 9 months ago by Ibrahim
Essential reading for anyone interested in writing or reading fiction or understanding the best practices of either.Published 10 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 11 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 12 months ago by Geoffrey Wood