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.
these stories are are brilliant assessment of the American South in a particular time in our history. Read morePublished 32 minutes 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 2 days ago by Edward Swift
No single plot; this is a collection of short stories. Close-up observations of situations in everyday life in southern US society, indirectly and subtly illuminating values, race... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Ole Knut
Her writing style is terrific and fits the genre. Each story warranted a second read and each time, I got more out of it than the first pass - the lessons made clearer and the... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Mac Mercsam
Flannery O'Connor is unique in her style and perspective as a Christian grotesque writer portraying an almost comical view of the innocent and the damned who prey on them. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
My admiration for Flannery O'Connor knows no bounds. I bought this book despite already having the collections 'A Good Man is Hard to Find' and 'Everything That Rises Must... Read morePublished 20 days ago by P. J. Keating
One of my most favorite writers ever and this volume contains all of her wonderful short stories, the medium she's most remembered for. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Steve M.