The Habit of Being

The Habit of Being
Title The Habit of Being PDF eBook
Author Flannery O'Connor
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages 640
Release 1988-08-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 146682901X

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Special Award "I have come to think that the true likeness of Flannery O'Connor will be painted by herself, a self-portrait in words, to be found in her letters . . . There she stands, a phoenix risen from her own words: calm, slow, funny, courteous, both modest and very sure of herself, intense, sharply penetrating, devout but never pietistic, downright, occasionally fierce, and honest in a way that restores honor to the word."—Sally Fitzgerald, from the Introduction

Critical Companion to Flannery O'Connor

Critical Companion to Flannery O'Connor
Title Critical Companion to Flannery O'Connor PDF eBook
Author Connie Ann Kirk
Publisher Infobase Publishing
Pages 433
Release 2008
Genre Reference (Philosophy) in literature
ISBN 143810846X

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Examines the life and writings of Flannery O'Connor, including detailed synopses of her works, explanations of literary terms, biographies of friends and family, and social and historical influences.

The Habit of Being

The Habit of Being
Title The Habit of Being PDF eBook
Author Flannery O'Connor
Publisher Vintage
Pages 617
Release 1980
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 9780394742595

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Flannery O'Connor's warm, funny, and candid letters to old and new friends, literary figures, fellow Southerners, editors, and others offer an illuminating self-portrait of the writer

Mystery and Manners

Mystery and Manners
Title Mystery and Manners PDF eBook
Author Flannery O'Connor
Publisher Macmillan
Pages 254
Release 1969
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9780374508043

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The essays and articles in this volume are concerned mainly with the art of fiction--its quality, in regional writing; its nature and its aims; and its relatino to the writer's religion.

The Letters of Flannery O'Connor and Caroline Gordon

The Letters of Flannery O'Connor and Caroline Gordon
Title The Letters of Flannery O'Connor and Caroline Gordon PDF eBook
Author Christine Flanagan
Publisher University of Georgia Press
Pages 273
Release 2018-10-01
Genre Literary Collections
ISBN 0820354082

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"This girl is a real novelist," wrote Caroline Gordon about Flannery O'Connor upon being asked to review a manuscript of O'Connor's first novel, Wise Blood. "She is already a rare phenomenon: a Catholic novelist with a real dramatic sense, one who relies more on her technique than her piety." This collection of letters and other documents offers the most complete portrait of the relationship between two of the American South's most acclaimed twentieth-century writers: Flannery O'Connor and Caroline Gordon. Gordon (1895-1981) had herself been a protégée of an important novelist, Ford Madox Ford, before publishing nine novels and three short story collections of her own, most notably, The Forest of the South and Old Red and Other Stories, and she would offer insights and friendship to O'Connor during almost all of O'Connor's career. As revealed in this collection of correspondence, Gordon's thirteen-year friendship with O'Connor (1925-64) and the critiques of O'Connor's fiction that she wrote during this time not only fostered each writer's career but occasioned a remarkable series of letters full of insights about the craft of writing. Gordon, a more established writer at the start of their correspondence, acted as a mentor to the younger O'Connor and their letters reveal Gordon's strong hand in shaping some of O'Connor's most acclaimed work, including Wise Blood, "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," and "The Displaced Person."

Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O'Connor
Title Flannery O'Connor PDF eBook
Author R. Neil Scott
Publisher Timberlane Books
Pages 1098
Release 2002
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 9780971542808

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Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O'Connor
Title Flannery O'Connor PDF eBook
Author Flannery O'Connor
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
Pages 153
Release 2012-07-16
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 1606994794

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Flannery O’Connor was among the greatest American writers of the second half of the 20th century; she was a writer in the Southern tradition of Eudora Welty, William Faulkner, and Carson McCullers, who wrote such classic novels and short stories as Wise Blood, The Violent Bear It Away, and “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” She is perhaps as well known for her tantalizing brand of Southern Gothic humor as she is for her Catholicism. That these tendencies should be so happily married in her fiction is no longer a surprise. The real surprise is learning that this much beloved icon of American literature did not set out to be a fiction writer, but a cartoonist. This seems to be the last well-kept secret of her creative life.