Everything That Rises Must Converge

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Macmillan, 1965 - Fiction - 269 pages

Flannery O'Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers: race, faith, and morality. The stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque; each carries her highly individual stamp and could have been written by no one else.

 

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EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE

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These short stories by the late young Southerner evidence Miss O'Connor's brilliance of style and intensity of statement as to the dilemma of man. Imprisoned within his demonic posturings and ... Read full review

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I almost fell out of a window when I read this book. Oh wait, that wasn't me ;) Anyway, I found this book very...touching. I like to read this book when I'm sitting on a bench outside high-rise ... Read full review

Contents

Everything That Rises Must Converge
3
Greenleaf
24
A View of the Woods
54
The Enduring Chill
82
The Comforts of Home
115
The Lame Shall Enter First
143
Revelation
191
Parkers Back
219
Judgement Day
245
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About the author (1965)

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). 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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