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

4.40 avg rating — 35,347 ratings — published 1955 — 37 editions
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A Good Man is Hard to Find ...

4.22 avg rating — 37,812 ratings — published 1953 — 79 editions
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Wise Blood

3.86 avg rating — 25,636 ratings — published 1952 — 237 editions
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Everything That Rises Must ...

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The Violent Bear It Away

4.13 avg rating — 9,896 ratings — published 1960 — 53 editions
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A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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Collected Works: Wise Blood...

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“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

November 2017 Short Story Poll

 
  73 votes, 25.3%

 
  70 votes, 24.2%

 
  35 votes, 12.1%

The Nose by Nikolai Gogol, 31 pages, 1836
 
  30 votes, 10.4%

Summer by Edith Wharton, 127 pages, 1917
 
  24 votes, 8.3%

 
  17 votes, 5.9%

 
  17 votes, 5.9%

For Esme - With Love And Squalor Title Story by J.D. Salinger, ? pages, 1953
 
  10 votes, 3.5%

Sofia Petrovna by Lydia Chukovskaya, 120 pages, 1965
 
  9 votes, 3.1%

 
  4 votes, 1.4%

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