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Flannery O'Connor (1925–1964)

Autor(a) de Complete Stories

180+ Works 25,514 Membros 441 Críticas 332 Favorited

About the Author

Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia. She had a quiet, bookish life as a child before attending Georgia State College for Women and going on tot he Writers Workshop at the State University of Iowa, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. Her 1949 dissertation consisted of six mostrar mais short stories, one of which she developed into her first novel, Wise Blood (1952). Wise Blood is the story of a fanatical, wandering preacher who sets out to found a "church of truth without Jesus Christ crucified." The book introduces some of the religious themes that run throughout O'Connor's later work. Her second novel, The Violent Bear It Away (1960), is the story of murder involving a Tennessee backwoods preacher and a small boy. Once again, O'Connor explores unusual manifestation of religion and human eccentricities. Although O'Connor produced only a small body of work during her relatively brief lifetime, she has received much critical attention. O'Connor suffered from lupus, an inherited disease, which crippled her and cut short her life, and so her creative work was largely compressed within a decade of the 1950's. Her father also dies of Lupus when she was 15 years old. O'Connor is frequently praised as being the most creative and distinctive writer of this period. The two most notable aspects of her fiction are its religious themes and its commentary on the oppressive traditions of the mid-twentieth-century Deep South. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) There are two different versions of the book Three (or 3). They both contain Wise Blood and The Violent Will Bear It Away, and some contain A Good Man Is Hard to Find while others contain Everything That Rises Must Converge. Please be conscious of this difference when adding or combining works. If you own an edition of Three, please make sure it is combined with the correct work, and please do not combine the two separate works entitled Three (or 3).

Obras por Flannery O'Connor

Complete Stories (1971) 6,508 exemplares
Wise Blood (1952) 3,750 exemplares
The Violent Bear It Away (1960) 1,725 exemplares
Flannery O'Connor: Collected Works (1988) 1,532 exemplares
A Prayer Journal (2013) 394 exemplares
Flannery O'Connor: The Cartoons (2012) 82 exemplares
Seven Contemporary Short Novels (1969) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
A Memoir of Mary Ann (1961) 30 exemplares
O'Connor 22 exemplares
Good Country People 19 exemplares
The Lame Shall Enter First (1962) 15 exemplares
Novelas (2011) 12 exemplares
The Life You Save May Be Your Own (2015) 11 exemplares
Dommens dag : noveller (1971) 10 exemplares
Revelation (2005) 9 exemplares
Um diario de preces (2014) 8 exemplares
O Céu é dos Violentos (2014) 7 exemplares
Palava kehä (1984) 6 exemplares
Flannery O'Connor Short Stories (1995) 5 exemplares
Mon mal vient de plus loin. (1968) 4 exemplares
Antologia Indispensável (1996) 4 exemplares
Parker's Back 4 exemplares
Diario de oración (2018) 3 exemplares
Her Cikisin Bir Inisi Vardir (2011) 3 exemplares
Diario di preghiera (2016) 3 exemplares
A Memoir of Mary Ann 3 exemplares
La buena gente del campo (2011) 3 exemplares
Punto Omega (2022) 3 exemplares
UN BRAV'UOMO E' DIFFICILE DA T (2021) 3 exemplares
Sangue sabio : romance (1990) 2 exemplares
Sem título 2 exemplares
Gli storpi entreranno per primi (1991) 2 exemplares
The Province of Joy 2 exemplares
Tots els contes (2011) 2 exemplares
BRA FOLK FRÅN LANDET (1981) 2 exemplares
The River 2 exemplares
Tutti i racconti. Vol 2 (2001) 2 exemplares
Tutti i racconti Vol. 1 (2001) 2 exemplares
Death of a Child (1961) 2 exemplares
The Comforts of Home 2 exemplares
Sangue Sábio 1 exemplar
The Peeler 1 exemplar
Sangue Sábio 1 exemplar
The Enduring Chill 1 exemplar
Judgement Day 1 exemplar
The Train 1 exemplar
The Turkey 1 exemplar
The Crop 1 exemplar
Wildcat 1 exemplar
The Barber 1 exemplar
The Geranium 1 exemplar
“Revelation” 1 exemplar
Freedom Fries (2004) 1 exemplar
Bilge Kan (2015) 1 exemplar
La Récolte 1 exemplar
Home of the Brave (1981) 1 exemplar
The Complete Stories (1983) 1 exemplar
Displaced Person 1 exemplar
Nel territorio del diavolo (1998) 1 exemplar
[Tutti i racconti] 2 (1994) 1 exemplar
Contos de Crime 1 exemplar
Ein Herz aus Feuer. (1972) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,535 exemplares
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (2005) — Contribuidor — 1,198 exemplares
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 730 exemplares
The Dark Descent (1987) — Contribuidor — 706 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Short Stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 504 exemplares
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Contribuidor — 452 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 444 exemplares
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (1975) — Contribuidor — 361 exemplares
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contribuidor — 360 exemplares
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015) — Contribuidor — 266 exemplares
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuidor — 265 exemplares
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuidor — 205 exemplares
Wise Women: Over Two Thousand Years of Spiritual Writing by Women (1996) — Contribuidor — 199 exemplares
We Are the Stories We Tell (1990) — Contribuidor — 192 exemplares
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998) — Contribuidor — 118 exemplares
Downhome: An Anthology of Southern Women Writers (1995) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuidor — 114 exemplares
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
American Short Stories (1976) — Contribuidor, algumas edições91 exemplares
Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement (2001) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Eyes to See (2008) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Ross Macdonald Selects Great Stories of Suspense (1974) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Contribuidor — 65 exemplares
The Medusa In The Shield (Dark Descent) (1990) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Dark: Stories of Madness, Murder and the Supernatural (2000) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Step Right Up: Stories of Carnivals, Sideshows, and the Circus (2004) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Art of Fiction (1967) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Prejudice: A Story Collection (1995) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Southern Dogs and Their People (2000) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Literary Savannah (1998) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
American Gothic Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Eyes to See, Volume Two (2008) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
The Best Horror Stories (1977) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Wise Blood [1979 film] (2009) — Original story — 21 exemplares
On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics (2012) — Contribuidor, algumas edições18 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1956 (1956) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Family: Stories from the Interior (1987) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1966 (1966) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
The living novel, a symposium (1957) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Robert Penn Warren talking: Interviews, 1950-1978 (1980) — Interviewed — 14 exemplares
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Twenty-Nine Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1962 (1962) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
New World Writing: First Mentor Selection (1952) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Witches' Brew: Horror and Supernatural Stories by Women (1984) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Writer to Writer: Readings on the Craft of Writing (1966) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1957 (1957) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Prize Stories 1963: The O. Henry Awards (1963) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1958 (1958) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Moderne Amerikaanse verhalen — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Short Fiction: Shape and Substance (1971) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
New World Writing 19 (1961) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Introduction to Fiction (1974) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
O'Connor, Mary Flannery
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Memory Hill Cemetery, Milledgeville, Georgia, USA
Local de nascimento
Savannah, Georgia, USA
Local de falecimento
Milledgeville, Georgia, USA
Causa da morte
complications of lupus
Locais de residência
Savannah, Georgia, USA
Milledgeville, Georgia, USA
Redding, Connecticut, USA
Iowa City, Iowa, USA
University of Iowa (MFA|1947)
Georgia State College for Women (BA|1945)
Peabody Laboratory School
Lytle, Andrew (teacher)
Iowa Writers' Workshop
Prémios e menções honrosas
Georgia Women of Achievement (1992)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (Literature ∙ 1957)
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame
National Book Award for Fiction (1972)
Nota de desambiguação
There are two different versions of the book Three (or 3). They both contain Wise Blood and The Violent Will Bear It Away, and some contain A Good Man Is Hard to Find while others contain Everything That Rises Must Converge. Please be conscious of this difference when adding or combining works. If you own an edition of Three, please make sure it is combined with the correct work, and please do not combine the two separate works entitled Three (or 3).



Flannery O'Connor em Legacy Libraries (Junho 2022)
August 2021: Flannery O'Connor em Monthly Author Reads (Setembro 2021)
Group Read, June 2018: The Violent Bear it Away em 1001 Books to read before you die (Agosto 2018)


Book on CD performed by by Bronson Pinchot, Karen White, Mark Bramhall, and Lorna Raver.

I’ve been meaning to read O’Connor for quite some time, and a challenge to read a book published the year I was fifteen, led me to this collection of short stories published posthumously, after O’Connor died at age 39 from complications of lupus.

I like Southern literature, and particularly Southern Gothic literature. The dark themes explored in such works intrigue and interest me. O’Connor excelled at this.

She gives us characters with flaws (both obvious and slightly hidden) and forces them to interact with others frequently against a backdrop of racial tension. (In this collection, the title story Everything that Rises Must Converge and the final one Judgment Day focus on the changing perceptions in 1950s-1960s America.) O’Connor also frequently includes religion, and her characters sometimes show a change in their religious adherence. While her characters may be blind to their (and others’) faults, the reader has a clear view.

There are occasional bits of … well, not exactly “humor” but lighter observations which lessen the tension and give the reader a short break from the frequently bleak story.

The audiobook features a quartet of talented voice artists. Unfortunately, I cannot clearly tell which person narrated which story, other than the men taking on those stories that primarily featured a male point of view; while the women voiced the tales with a female point of view.
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BookConcierge | 52 outras críticas | Oct 15, 2023 |
Can't say that I loved this novel, but I've read it twice, so that says something. There's a lot in there to get one thinking about one's faith, and religion in general. I wouldn't think that most folks nowadays would like this book, but I do think you should give Miss O'Conner a try. I like her short-stories better. Helluva writer.
MickeyMole | 109 outras críticas | Oct 2, 2023 |
Assigning stars proved to be a challenge for this title. This collection of short stories bears little resemblance to my limited exposure to O'Conner's writing, namely "The Gift of the Magi". She writes with confidence shaping believable characters creating places and situations that ring true. However, these stories lack a single sympathetic character. Each one -- man, woman, child or adult -- is uniquely blind, bigoted, selfish, calculating, arrogant, and often sinister. As a reward some unique death or living death awaits them all.… (mais)
rebwaring | 52 outras críticas | Aug 14, 2023 |
Fanaticism and fundamentalism do not make for good people, no matter what side of the aisle they fall. Horrible story beautifully written.
KallieGrace | 44 outras críticas | Aug 11, 2023 |


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