A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories

By | June 23, 2019
A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories Author Flannery O’Connor
ISBN-10 0156364654
ISBN-13 9780156364652
Year 1977-08-23
Pages 276
Language English
Publisher Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
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One Of The Greatest American Short Story CollectionsIn 1955 with this short story collection Flannery O Connor firmly laid claim to her place as one of the most original and provocative writers of her generation Steeped in a Southern Gothic tradition that would become synonymous with her name these stories show O Connor s unique grotesque view of life infused with religious symbolism haunted by apocalyptic possibility sustained by the tragic comedy of human behavior confronted by the necessity of salvation With these classic stories including The Life You Save May Be Your Own Good Country People The Displaced Person and seven other acclaimed tales O Connor earned a permanent place in the hearts of American readers Much savagery compassion farce art and truth have gone into these stories O Connor s characters are wholeheartedly horrible and almost better than life I find it hard to think of a funnier or more frightening writer Robert Lowell In these stories the rural South is for the first time viewed by a writer who orthodoxy matches her talent The results are revolutionary The New York Times Book Review Flannery O Connor 1925 1964 was born in Savannah Georgia She earned her M F A at the University of Iowa but lived most of her life in the South where she became an anomaly among post World War Ii authors a Roman Catholic woman whose stated purpose was to reveal the mystery of God s grace in everyday life Her work novels short stories letters and criticism received a number of awards including the National Book Award

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