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

4.44 avg rating — 30,883 ratings — published 1955 — 49 editions
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A Good Man is Hard to Find ...

4.24 avg rating — 32,999 ratings — published 1953 — 66 editions
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Wise Blood

3.87 avg rating — 21,991 ratings — published 1952 — 9 editions
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Everything That Rises Must ...

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The Violent Bear It Away

4.14 avg rating — 8,473 ratings — published 1960 — 46 editions
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A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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Collected Works: Wise Blood...

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A Prayer Journal

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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.”
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Polls

November 2015 Short Story Poll

1933, The Red Pony by John Steinbeck, 120 pages
 
  37 votes, 25.5%

1952, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages
 
  33 votes, 22.8%

 
  19 votes, 13.1%

 
  16 votes, 11.0%

 
  13 votes, 9.0%

1871, Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages
 
  10 votes, 6.9%

1971, Don't Look Now and Other Stories by Daphne Du Maurier, Title Story Only 130 pages
 
  9 votes, 6.2%

 
  6 votes, 4.1%

1955, Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo, 128 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1979, Field Work by Seamus Heaney, 66 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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