Flannery O'Connor





Flannery O'Connor


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

Died
August 03, 1964

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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: 4.20 · 116,795 ratings · 7,338 reviews · 106 distinct works · Similar authors
The Complete Stories

4.45 avg rating — 27,077 ratings — published 1971 — 43 editions
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A Good Man is Hard to Find ...

4.25 avg rating — 26,361 ratings — published 1953 — 52 editions
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Wise Blood

3.89 avg rating — 18,023 ratings — published 1952 — 54 editions
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Everything That Rises Must ...

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4.27 avg rating — 13,832 ratings — published 1965 — 34 editions
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The Violent Bear it Away

4.15 avg rating — 6,769 ratings — published 1960 — 33 editions
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Collected Works: Wise Blood...

4.52 avg rating — 2,593 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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3.95 avg rating — 2,624 ratings — published 1955 — 11 editions
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Mystery and Manners: Occasi...

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4.31 avg rating — 2,291 ratings — published 1969 — 14 editions
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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.”
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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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Polls

September 2015 Short Story Poll

1754, Candide by Voltaire, 94 pages
 
  36 votes, 26.3%

 
  18 votes, 13.1%

1924, A Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka, 84 pages
 
  15 votes, 10.9%

 
  13 votes, 9.5%

1905, The Game by Jack London, 103 pages
 
  11 votes, 8.0%

1952, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages
 
  11 votes, 8.0%

 
  9 votes, 6.6%

1936, Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.8%

1943, Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 84 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.6%

 
  4 votes, 2.9%

1955, Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo, 128 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.2%

1971, Reunion by Fred Uhlman, 96 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.5%

 
  2 votes, 1.5%

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