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A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories (HBJ Modern Classic)

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ONE OF THE GREATEST AMERICAN SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS

In 1955, with this short story collection, Flannery O'Connor firmly laid claim to her place as one of the most original and provocative writers of her generation. Steeped in a Southern Gothic tradition that would become synonymous with her name, these stories show O'Connor's unique, grotesque view of life-- infused with religious symbolism, haunted by apocalyptic possibility, sustained by the tragic comedy of human behavior, confronted by the necessity of salvation.

With these classic stories-- including "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Good Country People," "The Displaced Person," and seven other acclaimed tales-- O'Connor earned a permanent place in the hearts of American readers.

"Much savagery, compassion, farce, art, and truth have gone into these stories. O'Connor's characters are wholeheartedly horrible, and almost better than life. I find it hard to think of a funnier or more frightening writer." — Robert Lowell

"In these stories the rural South is, for the first time, viewed by a writer who orthodoxy matches her talent. The results are revolutionary." — The New York Times Book Review

Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) was born in Savannah, Georgia. She earned her M.F.A. at the University of Iowa, but lived most of her life in the South, where she became an anomaly among post-World War II authors-- a Roman Catholic woman whose stated purpose was to reveal the mystery of God's grace in everyday life. Her work-- novels, short stories, letters, and criticism-- received a number of awards, including the National Book Award.

Synopsis:

This timeless collection of nine stories, each with its climactic moment of human weakness, is set at that crossroads. At a roadside, in a stairwell, by a reddish river, O'Connor's flawed and vividly human characters grope toward mysteries they can barely comprehend.

Synopsis:

The collection that established OConnors reputation as one of the american masters of the short story. The volume contains the celebrated title story, a tale of the murderous fugitive The Misfit, as well as “The Displaced Person” and eight other stories.

About the Author

Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) was born in Savannah, Georgia. She earned her MFA at the University of Iowa, but lived most of her life in the South, where she became an anomaly among post–World War II authors--a Roman Catholic woman whose stated purpose was to reveal the mystery of God's grace in everyday life. Her work--novels, short stories, letters, and criticism--received a number of awards, including the National Book Award.

Table of Contents

Contents

A Good Man Is Hard to Find            1

The River               25

The Life You Save May Be Your Own              51

A Stroke of Good Fortune 67

A Temple of the Holy Ghost               85

The Artificial Nigger          103

A Circle in the Fire             133

A Late Encounter with the Enemy    161

Good Country People        177

The Displaced Person        207

Product Details

ISBN:
9780151365043
Author:
O'Connor, Flannery
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Author:
O'Connor, Flannery
Author:
O'Connor
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Southern States Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Southern States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
HBJ Modern Classic
Series Volume:
no. 88-15
Publication Date:
19921031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 9.99 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by , This timeless collection of nine stories, each with its climactic moment of human weakness, is set at that crossroads. At a roadside, in a stairwell, by a reddish river, O'Connor's flawed and vividly human characters grope toward mysteries they can barely comprehend.

"Synopsis" by ,
The collection that established OConnors reputation as one of the american masters of the short story. The volume contains the celebrated title story, a tale of the murderous fugitive The Misfit, as well as “The Displaced Person” and eight other stories.

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