Collected Works

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Library of America, 1988 - Fiction - 1281 pages
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Another amazing writer from the South. - Goodreads
... they we are all bad (the pictures). - Goodreads
Not to mention, the prose here is brilliant. - Goodreads
Flannery's writing is wonderful, as we all know. - Goodreads
I always tell people what a great writer she is. - Goodreads
Lots of Christ imagery. - Goodreads

Review: Collected Works: Wise Blood / A Good Man is Hard to Find / The Violent Bear it Away / Everything that Rises Must Converge / Essays and Letters (Library of America #39)

User Review  - Lindsey Anderson - Goodreads

I enjoyed working my way through all that is in this book. Some of my favorite readings came from her correspondence with family, readers, fellow writers, and friends. She was quite a character, and I love how she reveals the South with its beauty and scars. Read full review

Review: Collected Works: Wise Blood / A Good Man is Hard to Find / The Violent Bear it Away / Everything that Rises Must Converge / Essays and Letters (Library of America #39)

User Review  - Martin - Goodreads

Wise Blood - finished 05.17.14 Read full review

Contents

Wise Blood i
20
Good Country People
263
The Violent Bear It Away
329
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia, on March 25, 1925, and was raised as a devout Roman Catholic in Milledgeville, Georgia. Upon graduation from the Graduate Program of the Women's College of Georgia, O'Connor attended the writing program at the State University of Iowa, receiving her MFA in 1947. Among the strongest influences on O'Connor's work were the writings of William Faulkner and Nathanael West, from whom she derived her conception of the grotesque in literature. Following the publication of numerous short stories in literary journals, O'Connor's first novel, Wise Blood, was published in 1952. Suffering from a hereditary rheumatic ailment, she spent the next twelve years writing at the family farm in Milledgeville under the care of her mother, Regina, and the strictest medical super vision. A Good Man is Hard to Find, a collection of short stories, was published in 1955, and another novel, The Violent Bear It Away, appeared in 1960. Though seriously ill, O'Connor made an extensive series of lecture tours, received an honorary degree from Smith College in 1963, and that same year, won first prize in the annual O'Henry short story awards (as she had previously done in 1956). After her death on August 3, 1964, another collection of short stories, Everything That Rises Must Converge, was published (1965), as well as a volume of unpublished lectures and essays and various critical articles, Mystery and Manners (1969).

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