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Flannery O'Connor: A Life

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  2 reviews
"Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) ranks among the foremost writers of fiction in American literature. Her short stories, in particular, are considered models of the form. Born in Savannah, O'Connor spent most of her life in Georgia and infused her work with Southern characters, themes, and landscapes. A devout Catholic, she addressed the mystery of God's grace in everyday ...more
Hardcover, 356 pages
Published December 31st 2002 by University of Tennessee Press (first published August 2002)
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Oct 27, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I got 115 pages in before I had to give up. This biography reads like the driest encyclopedia and brings little to the legacy of Flannery O'Conner. Wikipedia is more more interesting read and about as in depth.
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Marry me Mary! I love your flying buttresses (aka the crutches she uses for walking around).

I have not bonded with any other fiction writer, except perhaps CS Lewis, the way Ive bonded with Flannery. I have a massive crush. One day we will meet.

Im removing one star, because the writing of this particular bio is somewhat dry, but Flannery still carries the book and the day.
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