Flannery O'Connor





Flannery O'Connor


Born
in Savannah, Georgia, The United States
March 25, 1925

Died
August 03, 1964

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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 ...more

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The Complete Stories

4.45 avg rating — 27,271 ratings — published 1971 — 43 editions
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A Good Man is Hard to Find ...

4.25 avg rating — 26,681 ratings — published 1953 — 52 editions
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Wise Blood

3.89 avg rating — 18,259 ratings — published 1952 — 54 editions
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Everything That Rises Must ...

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The Violent Bear it Away

4.15 avg rating — 6,853 ratings — published 1960 — 33 editions
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Collected Works: Wise Blood...

4.52 avg rating — 2,624 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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Mystery and Manners: Occasi...

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The Habit of Being: Letters...

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More books by Flannery O'Connor…
“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
Flannery O'Connor

“She looked at nice young men as if she could smell their stupidity.”
Flannery O'Connor

“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.”
Flannery O'Connor

Polls

October 2015 Short Story Poll

 
  35 votes, 25.7%

 
  31 votes, 22.8%

1952, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages
 
  24 votes, 17.6%

1953, A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O'Connor, 25 pages Title Story
 
  20 votes, 14.7%

1941, Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 98 pages
 
  13 votes, 9.6%

 
  5 votes, 3.7%

1936, Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.9%

1897, Liza of Lambeth by W. Somerset Maugham, 128 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.5%

 
  2 votes, 1.5%

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