The Complete Stories
  • The Complete Stories
  • The Complete Stories
  • The Complete Stories
  • The Complete Stories
ISBN: 0374515360
EAN13: 9780374515362
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 1, 1971
Pages: 576
Dimensions: 1.44" H x 8.25" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.78 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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   Either you adore her work or you hate it. For me
Or, you can say, "I love her work." It's dark and bizarre at the same time, very funny. There are no authors I have re-read as much as I did before.
 
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   Makes You Think
Even today, O'Connor's greatest accomplishment is that she makes you think. She begs you to look inside yourself as you read her stories and ask yourself some tough questions if you dare or are brave enough. That really appealed to me, Haviv said. The singer-songwriter said no one has said such a thing, but added that she thought it was "pretty cool." She then asks you to destroy that wrong thinking. A great writer, a great spiritual thinker, and a great novelist, too.
 
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   She is awesome
I wanted a copy that I could take everywhere, so I got the Kindle. A Good Man is Hard to Find, Everything That Rises Must Converge, and The Geranium are some of my favorites. O'Connor's widow, Bernadette, said her husband was "living the American dream" of a lawyer. Highly recommend.
 
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   A Writer that Nails the Problems of Social Perspectives
I've always loved O'Connor. I first came across her writing by chance and after my first reading I was enthralled by her witty observations and her ability to cut to the chase and eliminate pleasantries and polite. Her characters are drawn from a world of sidelined characters whose meek corner of the universe becomes the centrifugal force that catapults her into the realm of universals. At first I believed her writing to be witty, yet sardonic. Now I believe her literary genius is mysteriously mundane and it challenges my cynicism of everything I knew about human nature. This book has it all - no stone has been left unturned in her moral universe of southern lifestyles, attitudes and priorities, she writes.
 
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   Flannery Always Bewilders
It's just that I keep gettingwilder, says Flannery. That's why I love her so much. She is ambiguous, even though she is very specific. Every time I read her, I find new nuances and new ways of looking at each story and each character.
 
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   Best of O'Connor
Before you buy, you should probably know a bit about O'Connor's work, at least know about what she writes about. It is an emotional and powerful film. She was one of the great Christian writers, though her works are not always spiritual in nature. Some of the most powerful reads are from a lion outside a restaurant window to a serial killer who meets a fearful grandmother. We're thrilled with the results, said Mark DiCowley, executive vice president of music for AOL Europe.
 
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   Read Flannery O'Connor Now!
He has a very good reputation," said Flannery O'Connor, a novelist. According to the book, the key to good style is "Don't Waste Words." He was a firm believer in the power of positive thinking over negative, even if it meant losing a good friend. You'll find yourself laughing and wishing you'd written those words yourself. Even for a rock face, O'Connor is not for the faint of heart. She didn't believe in saving her characters. The complete list of all the issues is available on Amazon. com.
 
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   You're in for quite a shock
Nobody has ever written a book like this. Yes, they are violent, evil characters. There is hope.. There is hope. redemption or condemnation? It's up to the customer to decide whether they want to buy or not.
 
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   Nuance and Beauty
The second half of the Flannery O'Connor Powerlessness series was also set in Ireland. In "The Barber," a brazen education teacher thwarted by popular ignorance, Mr. Barber is determined to make a difference. A BLIND man left alone by his wife while others go out hunting a large wildcat. He can't smell the cat, and is certain of his death, but powerless and alone. It captures the fear of being alone and confronting the unknown when you have no other choice. This story stands out above the others and is beautifully written to capture the blind man's internal dialogue-hubris and vulnerability side-by-side, Morgenthau said. It's a great story, told with such immediacy that it makes the collection worth reading. Concluding his book, O'Connor laments, "The world is not what it used to be." Her message about the ignominy of ignorance might be more trenchant now than ever.
 
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   The most racist writer I have EVER known
It was a combination of the N-word and my stomach turning. It's not just once, or twice, all through the book. The editor should have taken it out and replaced it with something else. Not even I could read past the second story, I kept flipping the pages to try and move on. I'm sorry I discovered this writer ruined my Sat.
 
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