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 — 31,183 ratings — published 1955 — 49 editions
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A Good Man is Hard to Find ...

4.24 avg rating — 33,490 ratings — published 1953 — 69 editions
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Wise Blood

3.87 avg rating — 22,334 ratings — published 1952 — 68 editions
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Everything That Rises Must ...

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The Violent Bear It Away

4.14 avg rating — 8,612 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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“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

April 2018 Short Story Poll

White Nights by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 82 pages, 1848
 
  56 votes, 14.9%

 
  49 votes, 13.1%

The Grey Woman by Elizabeth Gaskell, 52 pages, 1861
 
  42 votes, 11.2%

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages, 1953
 
  36 votes, 9.6%

 
  34 votes, 9.1%

Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 104 pages, 1941
 
  32 votes, 8.5%

 
  29 votes, 7.7%

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift, 48 pages, 1729
 
  25 votes, 6.7%

Fences by August Wilson, 101 pages, 1986
 
  20 votes, 5.3%

 
  19 votes, 5.1%

A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert, 72 pages, 1877
 
  16 votes, 4.3%

 
  12 votes, 3.2%

Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth, 87 pages, 1800
 
  5 votes, 1.3%

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