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A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories This now classic book revealed Flannery O Connor as one of the most original and provocative writers to emerge from the South Her apocalyptic vision of life is expressed through grotesque, often comic situations in which the principal character faces a problem of salvation the grandmother, in the title story, confronting the murderous Misfit a neglected four year old boy looking for the Kingdom of Christ in the fast flowing waters of the river General Sash, about to meet the final enemy Stories include A Good Man Is Hard to Find The River The Life You Save May Be Your Own A Stroke of Good Fortune A Temple of the Holy Ghost The Artificial Nigger A Circle in the Fire A Late Encounter with the Enemy Good Country People The Displaced PersonFlannery O Connor by Flannery O Connor renewed ,by Regina O Connor renewedby Mrs Edward F O Connor PBlackstone Audio, Inc

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 “A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories

  1. Fabian Fabian says:

    An exemplary short story collection very likely at the zenith in most all time lists All 10 vignettes are blissfully cinematographic, spewing out image after retched image, illuminating lives filled with woe, woe,woe In a place of stasis violence The setting is that of the inglorious Southern U.S minus its usual sheen of glittery magnificence

  2. Matt Matt says:

    This stuff is twisted, sparse, clipped, dark, doomy, funny, dramatic, Southern, angry, sexy, super Catholic, death haunted, maniacial, bizarre, possibly racist, apparently desperate, fatalistic, existential, dreary, ugly, fetid, frenzied, morbid, lax, stern, prepossessing, unforgiving, unrelenting, anti everything, aged, retro , haunting, parabolic, a

  3. Riku Sayuj Riku Sayuj says:

    Exiled From Eden I don t always have the aptitude and the patience paradoxically for short fiction, but O Connor has a way of connecting all her stories by setting them in a landscape that refuses to leave you The stories and the unease stay with you as you finish each grotesque piece, building up layer upon layer of despair until you thirst for an almost reli

  4. Zoeytron Zoeytron says:

    Flannery O Connor taps into a different type of dark with this collection of ten short stories This is not horror, but it is disturbing Nothing uplifting in here, no sirree bob Hidden deformities, unwelcome visitors who refuse to leave, a woman s aversion to doctors, and a door to door Bible salesman who is a collector of some very odd things Many of the characters are

  5. Michael Michael says:

    Coated with cynicism, the stories of A Good Man is Hard to Find question the possibility of redemption in a society nearly rotten Almost all the stories grotesque and make strange Biblical narratives, from the drowning of demonic pigs to angels in the wilderness O Connor s stark descriptions of the South are breathtaking, and her ability to create sympathetic but unlikable char

  6. Dan Schwent Dan Schwent says:

    A Good Man is Hard to Find A family strikes out on a road trip to Florida, knowing that an escaped convict is on the looseWhat a kick ass tale to open the collection Flannery O Connor had to be an influence of sorts on Jim Thompson, as this reads a lot like a condensed version of one of his stories She would have been a good woman if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute

  7. Algernon (Darth Anyan) Algernon (Darth Anyan) says:

    I am developing quite an addiction for the Southern flavor of American literature, and reading my first short story collection by Flannery O Connor isthan just adding fuel to the flame of my interest She is surpassing all my expectations and constantly going beyond the surface of things to touch on personal trauma that is often as unavoidable, tragic and soul reaving as a Greek tragedy I am not

  8. Paquita Maria Sanchez Paquita Maria Sanchez says:

    I have been stewing on this book all nightit was 1 terrific in every and 2 completely rotten in every way and 3 scary, scary, terrifying scary without trying too hard to be O Connor has said that she searches in the darkest, most hopeless little worlds for god s grace orspecifically, god s presence , be it dark or light Seeing as I have no fear of the wrath of an angry god, why did this book affect me so

  9. Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh says:

    Horrible horrible horrible, particularly the first two Trust me, I m not saying this just for effect They take dark to a whole new level like staring down into a bottomless pit Yet absolutely brilliant,of a review later maybe once I ve recuperated.

  10. Jamie Jamie says:

    First things first, O Connor did exactly what she intended to do here It s not a failure by any stretch if, at times, close cropped and uneven Whatever she s doing, cruel and unusual, she s good at it But dear God, it just happens to be the exact kind of thing that revolts something deep down in my gut I m usually all on board with the creepy, crazy, what have you, but the difference here is that nobody is even alive befo

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