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  • Paperback
  • 555 pages
  • The Complete Stories
  • Flannery O'Connor
  • English
  • 04 November 2019
  • 0374515360

10 thoughts on “The Complete Stories

  1. says:

    The stories in this collection were written by an unassuming yet serious Catholic woman from Georgia who, after devoting her short life to writing, died of lupus in 1964 Besides the stories, she had written two novels and started a third one can only speculate what other masterpieces she would have written had she lived longer.The stories are hard bitten, bizarre and haunting Two th...


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    I feel like I ve just been to school That s a good thing I read each of these 31 stories a compilation of both A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories and Everything That Rises Must Converge Stories, as well as 12 other stories, 6 of which made up her master s thesis at the University of Iowa slowly, only a few a day I took notes as I was going and read as much analysis as I could on each story What an experience, to immerse myself in this author s life work.It s a dark place to I feel like I ve just been to school That s a go...


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    Listen here, he hissed, I don t care if he s good or not He ain t rightA Stroke of Good Fortune The Life You Save May Be Your Own The River The Displaced Person A View of the Woods The Lame Shall Enter First Two of these are contained within Everything That Rises Must Converge A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories has the other four Neither one would have done as much good in my estimation as the works in toto Key word my.Flannery O Connor was an author whose name seeped iListen here, he hissed, I don t care if he s good or not He ain t rightA Stroke of Good Fortune The Life You Save May Be Your Own The River The Displaced Person A View of the Woods The Lame Shall Enter First Two of these are contained within Everything That Rises Must Converge A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories has the other four Neither one would have done as much good in my estimation as the works in toto Key word my.Flannery O Connor was an author whose name seeped into my bones until there was nothing left but to read her One class assigned me the solo A Good Man is Hard to Find and left me baffled A television show favored for its artistic atrocity and psycholog...


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    Since I won t be reading this collection straight through, I figured I d rate the first 15 stories that I have read Except for one here or there in anthologies, this is my first time reading her short stories and I can t believe it took me this long to get to her They are amazingly good April 29, 2009 April 3, 2016Now I can t believe it took me seven years to get back to this volume, except for recognizing that O Connor s unflinching worldview isn t always a lure and, of course, the main excu Since I won t be reading this collection straight through, I figured I d rate the first 15 stories that I have read Except for one here or there in anthologies, this is my first time reading her short stories and I can t believe it took me this long to get to her They are amazingly good April 29, 2009 April 3, 2016Now I can t believe it took me seven years to get back to ...


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    In February 1948, Flannery O Connor, a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Iowa, was twenty three years old and eager to please the publishing industry with the beginning chapters of a novel in progress titled Wise Blood A letter O Connor received from one such publisher was not receptive He commended her for being a straight shooter and added that she was gifted, but with a loneliness in her work, as if she were writing simply out of her own experience O Connor responded to a fr In February 1948, Flannery O Connor, a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Iowa, was twenty three years old and eager to please the publishing industry with the beginning chapters of a novel in progress titled Wise Blood A letter O Connor received from one such publisher was not receptive He commended her for being a straight shooter and added that she was gifted, but with a loneliness in her work, as if she were writing simply out of her own experience O Connor responded to a friend Please tell me what is behind this Sears Roebuck Straight Shooter approach I presume either that the publisher will not take the novel as it will be left to my fiendish care it will essentially be as it is , or that th...


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    In The Geranium, Old Dudley is the proverbial fish out of water, overwhelmed by his environment, regretting his choice to trade familiar small town for a chance to see the Big Apple To escape the constant onslaught on his senses, he s fixated on the daily regimen of a neighbor s geranium, the closest thing to nature, i.e., back home he s found But in a twist comparable to the best of O Henry, Dudley s prejudice is revealed by unwelcome kindness from an enemy and animosity comes to him from In The Geranium, Old Dudley is the proverbial fish out of water, overwhelmed by his environment, regretting his choice to trade familiar small town for a chance to see the Big Apple To escape the constant onslaught on his senses, he s fixated on the daily regimen of a neighbor s geranium, the closest thing to nature, i.e., back home he s found But in a twist comparable to the best of O Henry, Dudley s prejudice is revealed by unwelcome kindness from an enemy and animosity comes to him from an equally improbable source AWhat is the saying A fool convinced against his will is of the same opinion still The Barber is the early 20th Century version of why you shouldn t bother entering into arguments on the Internet Back then everything you ever needed or wanted ...


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    Strange may it seem but I ve never read anything about Flannery O Connor and I didn t know what I should expect so the book was like a lightning strike She saw the streak as a vast swinging bridge extending upward from the earth through a field of living fire Upon it a vast horde of souls were rumbling toward heaven There were whole co...


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    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing I can t imagine what it would have been like to live inside Mary Flannery O Connor s head, obviously But I am damned sure it can t have been agreeable Her world is peopled with monsters Damaged, limbs severed Afflicted Not whole Children like evil spirits that descend on the sanctimonious Parents that neglect, or beat their children Bigots The cruel and the feckless and the randomly murderous Their names are monstrous too Mr Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing I can t imagine what it would have been like to live inside Mary Flannery O Connor s head, obviously But I am damned sure it can t have ...


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    La vita che salviNon si pu fuggire alla capacit dei racconti della O Connor di cambiarti in profondit nel corso di pochi minuti, dentro a quel labirinto eterno e ineffabile di significati implacabili e di fatti primordiali, affilati come lame di pugnali, letali come il veleno di un serpente La O Connor ci sospinge al di l del buio, nell oscurit che non possiamo conoscere come autrice si trasforma in un destino che ci guida, attraverso le sfide del vivere, le domande senza risposta, la lot La vita che salviNon si pu fuggire alla capacit dei racconti della O Connor di cambiarti in profondit nel corso di pochi minuti, dentro a quel labirinto eterno e ineffabile di significati implacabili e di fatti primordiali, affilati come lame di pugnali, letali come il veleno di un serpente La O Connor ci sospinge al di l del buio, nell oscurit che non possiamo conoscere come autrice si trasforma in un destino che ci guida, attraverso le sfide del vivere, le domande senza risposta, la lotta per affermare di esistere, la violenza che ha origine dalla colpa Preparatevi a sentirvi al contempo brav uomo e assassino, storpio e essere superiore pieno di grazia, prete e confessore, mendicante e cinico giudice Con i suoi archetipi informali, nei luoghi capitali e esemplari dove ambienta le storie, Flannery O Connor ci comunica che esiste un attrazione verso il male, verso la disgrazia e il delitto, cos come sono possibili la fede, il perdono, la trascendenza qual...


  10. says:

    This is one of O Connor s first short stories, originally published in 1948, and used again in her acclaimed collection The Complete Stories , published in 1971.


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The Complete Stories 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

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 posth 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