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Flannery O'Connor

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Flannery O'Connor


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

Died
August 03, 1964

Genre


Critics note novels Wise Blood (1952) and The Violent Bear It Away (1960) and short stories, collected in such works as A Good Man Is Hard to Find (1955), of American writer Mary Flannery O'Connor for their explorations of religious faith and a spare literary style.

The Georgia state college for women educated O’Connor, who then studied writing at the Iowa writers' workshop and wrote much of Wise Blood at the colony of artists at Yaddo in upstate New York. She lived most of her adult life on Andalusia, ancestral farm of her family outside Milledgeville, Georgia.

O’Connor wrote Everything That Rises Must Converge (1964). When she died at the age of 39 years, America lost one of its most gifted writers at the height of her pow
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Average rating: 4.13 · 184,387 ratings · 14,005 reviews · 179 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Good Man Is Hard to Find ...

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4.18 avg rating — 43,992 ratings — published 1955 — 58 editions
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The Complete Stories

4.39 avg rating — 38,395 ratings — published 1971 — 88 editions
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Wise Blood

3.83 avg rating — 31,314 ratings — published 1952 — 779 editions
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Everything That Rises Must ...

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4.24 avg rating — 19,951 ratings — published 1965 — 112 editions
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The Violent Bear It Away

4.08 avg rating — 13,031 ratings — published 1960 — 307 editions
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A Good Man Is Hard To Find

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3.88 avg rating — 9,771 ratings — published 1949 — 30 editions
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Mystery and Manners: Occasi...

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4.28 avg rating — 3,542 ratings — published 1969 — 51 editions
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Collected Works: Wise Blood...

4.51 avg rating — 3,256 ratings — published 1988 — 6 editions
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A Prayer Journal

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4.12 avg rating — 2,769 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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3 by Flannery O'Connor: The...

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4.30 avg rating — 2,284 ratings — published 1960 — 42 editions
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Quotes by Flannery O'Connor  (?)
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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

October 2015 Short Story Poll

 
  34 votes, 26.4%

 
  29 votes, 22.5%

1952, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages
 
  23 votes, 17.8%

1953, A Good Man Is Hard To Find by Flannery O'Connor, 25 pages Title Story
 
  18 votes, 14.0%

1941, Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 98 pages
 
  13 votes, 10.1%

 
  5 votes, 3.9%

1936, Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.3%

 
  2 votes, 1.6%

1897, Liza of Lambeth by W. Somerset Maugham, 128 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.6%

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