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Winner of the National Book Award

The 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 1946, 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 Giroux.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Robert Giroux

The Geranium

The Barber

Wildcat

The Crop

The Turkey

The Train

The Peeler

The Heart of the Park

A Stroke 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374127527
Author:
O'Connor, Flannery
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Author:
Giroux, Robert
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Southern States Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
Bd. 6
Publication Date:
19710101
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.4 x 1.7 in

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