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This is the original cover edition of ISBNISBN Winner of the National Book AwardThe publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O Connor s monumental contribution to American fiction There are thirty one stories here in all, including twelve that do not appear in the only two story collections O Connor put together in her short lifetime Everything That Rises Must Converge and A Good Man Is Hard to Find O Connor published her first story, The Geranium, in , while she was working on her master s degree at the University of Iowa Arranged chronologically, this collection shows that her last story, Judgement Day sent to her publisher shortly before her death is a brilliantly rewritten and transfigured version of The Geranium Taken together, these stories reveal a lively, penetrating talent that has given us some of the most powerful and disturbing fiction of the twentieth century Also included is an introduction by O Connor s longtime editor and friend, Robert GirouxContents The geranium The barber Wildcat The crop The turkey The train The peeler The heart of the park A stoke of good fortune Enoch and the gorilla A good man is hard to find A late encounter with the enemy The life you save may be your own The river A circle in the fire The displaced person A temple of the Holy Ghost The artificial nigger Good country people You can t be any poorer than dead Greenleaf A view of the woods The enduring chill The comforts of home Everything that rises must converge The partridge festival The lame shall enter first Why do the heathen rage Revelation Parker s back Judgement Day The Complete Stories


About the Author: Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1925 When she died at the age of thirty nine, America lost one of its most gifted writers at the height of her powers O Connor wrote two novels, Wise Blood 1952 and The Violent Bear It Away 1960 , and two story collections, A Good Man Is Hard to Find 1955 and Everything That Rises Must Converge 1964 Her Complete Stories, published posthumously in 1972, won the National Book Award that year, and in a 2009 online poll it was voted as the best book to have won the award in the contest s 60 year history Her essays were published in Mystery and Manners 1969 and her letters in The Habit of Being 1979 In 1988 the Library of America published her Collected Works she was the first postwar writer to be so honored O Connor was educated at the Georgia State College for Women, studied writing at the Iowa Writers Workshop, and wrote much of Wise Blood at the Yaddo artists colony in upstate New York She lived most of her adult life on her family s ancestral farm, Andalusia, outside Milledgeville, Georgia



10 thoughts on “The Complete Stories

  1. Richard Richard says:

    The stories in this collection were written by an unassuming yet serious Catholic woman from Georgia who, after devoting her short life to writing, died of lupus in 1964 Besides the stories, she had written two novels and started a third one can only speculate what other masterpieces she would have written had she lived longer.The stories are hard bitten, bizarre and haunt


  2. Fergus Fergus says:

    ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE WHERE DO THEY ALL COME FROM ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE WHERE DO THEY ALL BELONG Lennon uncompromising and made out of unyielding, obdurate Faith.She s not a Nice Writer.Nor is she trying to be Cause she s trying to give us the Straight Goods.No, she s not living the Dream She s living the REALITY.And yes, we all hav ALL THE LONELY PEOPLE WHERE DO THEY ALL COM


  3. Robin Robin says:

    I feel like I ve just been to school That s a good thing I read each of these 31 stories a compilation of both Everything That Rises Must Converge Stories, as well as 12 other stories, 6 of which made up her master s thesis at the University of Iowa slowly, only a few a day I took notes as I was going and read as much analysis as I could on each story What an experience, to imme


  4. Joe Valdez Joe Valdez says:

    In February 1948, Flannery O Connor, a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Iowa, was twenty three years old and eager to please the publishing industry with the beginning chapters of a novel in progress titled Wise Blood A letter O Connor received from one such publisher was not receptive He commended her for being a straight shooter and added that she was gifted, but


  5. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Complete Works The complete stories, Flannery O ConnorThe Complete Stories is a collection of short stories by Flannery O Connor It was published in 1971 It comprises all the stories in A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Everything That Rises Must Converge plus several previously unavailable stories.Contents The GeraniumThe BarberWildcatThe CropThe TurkeyThe TrainThe PeelerThe Heart o


  6. Aubrey Aubrey says:

    Listen here, he hissed, I don t care if he s good or not He ain t rightA Stroke of Good Fortune The Life You Save May Be Your Own The River The Displaced Person A View of the Woods The Lame Shall Enter First Two of these are contained within A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories has the other four Neither one would have done as much good in my estimation as the works in toto Key w


  7. Vit Babenco Vit Babenco says:

    Strange may it seem but I ve never read anything about Flannery O Connor and I didn t know what I should expect so the book was like a lightning strike She saw the streak as a vast swinging bridge extending upward from the earth through a field of living fire Upon it a vast horde of souls were rumbling toward heaven There were whole companies of whitetrash, clean for the first time in their


  8. Teresa Teresa says:

    Since I won t be reading this collection straight through, I figured I d rate the first 15 stories that I have read Except for one here or there in anthologies, this is my first time reading her short stories and I can t believe it took me this long to get to her They are amazingly good April 29, 2009 April 3, 2016Now I can t believe it took me seven years to get back to this volume, except fo


  9. booklady booklady says:

    In The Geranium, Old Dudley is the proverbial fish out of water, overwhelmed by his environment, regretting his choice to trade familiar small town for a chance to see the Big Apple To escape the constant onslaught on his senses, he s fixated on the daily regimen of a neighbor s geranium, the closest thing to nature, i.e., back home he s found But in a twist comparable to the best of O Henry, Dud


  10. Dean Dean says:

    I wish I could write much better reviews my friends Because Flannery O Connor and his short stories collection deserved it indeed very much..And I also wish that she would have lived much longer..She died 1962 from lupus at the age of 39 in Georgia One of the most promising young American authors ever For O Connor no subject was of limit Flannery O Connor was a southern gothic writer and a master of


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