What we lost when she died is bitter. What we have is astonishing: the stories burn brighter than ever, and strike deeper. (Walter Clemons, Newsweek)
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. O'Connor wrote two novels, Wise Blood (1952) and The Violent Bear It Away (1960), and two story collections, A Good Man Is Hard to Find (1955) and Everything That Rises Must Converge (1964). Her Complete Stories, published posthumously in 1972, won the National Book Award that year, and in a 2009 online poll it was voted as the best book to have won the award in the contest's 60-year history. Her essays were published in Mystery and Manners (1969) and her letters in The Habit of Being (1979). In 1988 the Library of America published her Collected Works; she was the first postwar writer to be so honored. O'Connor was educated at the Georgia State College for Women, studied writing at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and wrote much of Wise Blood at the Yaddo artists' colony in upstate New York. She lived most of her adult life on her family's ancestral farm, Andalusia, outside Milledgeville, Georgia.
Love the stories! Now I'm thinking about getting the paperback of this ebook collection.Published 18 days ago by Emma's reviews
This collection is very well assembled. I appreciated the chronological order, as it didn't attempt to add any extra meaning to the stories by way of assembly. Read morePublished 18 days ago by A.M.
The conquest of doubt and fear in a world of uncertainties and brokenness constitute the theme of the whole collection of short stories. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Crispin Dannug Jr.
Great collection. My copy had writing in two of the stories and a name on each side of the outer pages, quite annoying.Published 27 days ago by Jesse Rintoul
I had never read any of Ms. O'Connor's works before, and was pleasantly surprised by them. They are a marriage of Raymond Chandler and O'Henry, but darker.Published 27 days ago by Jim Johnson
these stories are are brilliant assessment of the American South in a particular time in our history. Read morePublished 28 days ago by s.vanguard
I read and reread Flannery O'Connor. I am a Southerner and I know the world she wrote about but you don't have to be a Southerner to appreciate her work. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Edward Swift