Flannery O'Connor





Flannery O'Connor

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born
in Baldwin County, Georgia, The United States
March 25, 1925

died
August 03, 1964

gender
female

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About this author

Mary Flannery O'Connor was an American novelist, short-story writer and essayist. O'Connor's writing often reflected her own Roman Catholic faith, and frequently examined questions of morality and ethics.

Her The Complete Stories received the 1972 National Book Award for Fiction. In a 2009 online poll conducted by the National Book Foundation, the collection was named the best work to have won the National Book Award for fiction in the contest’s 60-year history.

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Average rating: 4.22 · 85,622 ratings · 5,434 reviews · 90 distinct works · Similar authors
The Complete Stories
4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 20,765 ratings — published 1971 — 30 editions
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A Good Man is Hard to Find ...
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 19,974 ratings — published 1953 — 34 editions
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Wise Blood
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 12,865 ratings — published 1952 — 40 editions
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Everything That Rises Must ...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 10,714 ratings — published 1965 — 25 editions
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The Violent Bear it Away
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 4,848 ratings — published 1955 — 23 editions
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Collected Works: Wise Blood...
4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 2,017 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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Mystery and Manners: Occasi...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 1,764 ratings — published 1957 — 11 editions
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The Habit of Being: Letters...
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 1,160 ratings — published 1978 — 10 editions
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3 by Flannery O'Connor: The...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 1,248 ratings — published 1962 — 14 editions
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A Prayer Journal
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 548 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
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“She looked at nice young men as if she could smell their stupidity.”
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“Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.”
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