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Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O'Connor
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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.

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A Prayer Journal

Flannery O'Connor; Edited by W. A. Sessions
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The inspiring devotional journal of a young Flannery O'Connor, which contains the key to her life and work

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The Violent Bear It Away

FSG Classics

Flannery O'Connor
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A brilliant, innovative novel, acutely alert to where the sacred lives—and where it does not

First published in 1960, The Violent Bear It Away is a landmark in American literature—a...

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Wise Blood

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Flannery O'Connor
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Flannery O'Connor's haunting first novel of faith, false prophets, and redemptive wisdom
Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor's astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic...

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The Habit of Being

Flannery O'Connor; Selected and Edited by Sally Fitzgerald
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Reading Flannery O'Connor's letters, one feels the living presence in them. Their tone, their content, and even the number of those she corresponded with, reveal the vivid life that was in her, and much of the quality of a personality often badly guessed at.

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The Complete Stories

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Flannery O'Connor; Introduction by Robert Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Winner of the National Book Award

The publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O'Connor's monumental contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one...

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Mystery and Manners

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Flannery O'Connor; Selected and Edited by Sally and Robert Fitzgerald
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This bold and brilliant collection is a must for all readers, writers, and students of American literature

When she died in 1964, Flannery O'Connor left behind a body of...

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Everything That Rises Must Converge

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Flannery O'Connor; Introduction by Robert Fitzgerald
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Everything That Rises Must Converge (1965) is nine posthumous stories. The introduction is by Robert Fitzgerald.

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