ISBN: 1441769161
EAN13: 9781441769169
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 1, 2011
Pages: 0
Dimensions: 1" H x 7" L x 5" W
Format: Pre-Recorded Audio Player
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In 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 Read More chevron_right

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