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Flannery O'Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers: race, faith, and morality. The stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque; each carries her highly individual stamp and could have been written by no one else.

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.

Flannery O'Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers: race, faith, and morality. The stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque; each carries her highly individual stamp and could have been written by no one else.

"Flannery O'Connor was never better. This is a fine collection."J. F. Powers

"The current volume of posthumous storied is the work of a master, a writer's writerbut a reader's tooan incomparable craftsman who wrote, let it be said, some of the finest stories in our language."Newsweek

"When I read Flannery O'Connor, I do not think of Hemingway, or Katherine Anne Porter, or Sartre, but rather of someone like Sophocles. What more can you say for a writer? I write her name with honor, for all the truth and all the craft with which she shows man's fall and his dishonor."Thomas Merton

"There is very little contemporary fiction which touches the level of Flannery O'Connor at her best."Alan Pryce-Jones, New York Herald Tribune

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Everything That Rises Must Converge (1965) is nine posthumous stories. The introduction is by Robert Fitzgerald.

Synopsis:

Flannery O'Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers: race, faith, and morality. The stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque; each carries her highly individual stamp and could have been written by no one else.

About the Author

Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1925. When she died at the age of 39, America lost one of its most gifted writers at the height of her powers. O'Connor is also the author of The Violent Bear It Away (1960) and Wise Blood (1962).

Table of Contents

Introduction

Everything That Rises Must Converge

Greenleaf

A View of the Woods

The Enduring Chill

The Comforts of Home

The Lame Shall Enter First

Revelation

Parker's Back

Judgement Day

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seven848, September 2, 2010 (view all comments by seven848)
"I wouldn't milk a cow to save your soul from hell."

I love this book! Within the first paragraph, or sentence even, of each story, I was helplessly hooked. I was amazed at how in such a short amount of space she was able to create these vividly wretched characters (and I loved each and every one of them, or loved to hate them, in some cases).

I can't wait to read her other works.
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Indira, July 3, 2006 (view all comments by Indira)
This collection has some of my favorite O'Connor stories. The title story is about a white woman who does not know what to do when she sees a black woman wearing the same hat as her. O'Connor often writes about college educated children coming home to their rural roots and the ways in which they are knocked off their self raised pedestals.... This collection contains several variants on that them.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374504649
Introduction:
Fitzgerald, Robert
Author:
Fitzgerald, Robert, S.J.
Introduction by:
Fitzgerald, Robert
Introduction:
Fitzgerald, Robert
Introduction:
Fitzgerald, Robert, S.J.
Illustrator:
Fitzgerald, Robert
Author:
Fitzgerald, Robert
Author:
O'Connor, Flannery
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 9-1360
Publication Date:
19650131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.04 x 5.56 x 0.845 in

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