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This recently discovered prayer journal, written from 1946 to 1947 when O'Connor was a student at the Iowa Writer's Workshop, is an extraordinary portal into the interior life of a great writer. Not only does it reveal a deep yearning for God and for literary achievement, but it lays bare her intense imagination. 96 pages, hardcover. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Flannery O’Connor is a master of twentieth-century American fiction, joining, since her untimely death in 1964, the likes of Hawthorne, Hemingway, and Faulkner. Those familiar with her work know that her powerful ethical vision was rooted in a quiet, devout faith and informed all she wrote and did.

Good Things Out of Nazareth, a much-anticipated collection of many of O’Connor’s previously unpublished letters—along with those of literary luminaries such as Walker Percy (The Moviegoer), Caroline Gordon (None Shall Look Back), Katherine Anne Porter (Ship of Fools), Robert Giroux and movie critic Stanley Kauffmann. The letters explore such themes as creativity, faith, suffering, and writing. Brought together, they form a riveting literary portrait of these friends, artists, and thinkers. Here we find their joys and loves, as well as their trials and tribulations as they struggle with doubt and illness while championing their beliefs and often confronting racism in American society during the civil rights era.

Flannery O'Connor discovered initimations of divinity not in the lives of saints, but in wickedly funny tales of human misfits who, through peculiar and often violent turns of events, run up against the limits of worldly wisdom. Her complete works are presented here for the first time in a single volume. Included are two novels, Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away; her short story collections, A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Everything That Rises Must Converge; and nine additional stories, selected essays, and 259 witty, spirited, and revealing letters, several never before published.

The Complete Stories is a collection of thirty-one stories written in Flannery O'Connor's short lifetime. Arranged chronologically, these stories are some of the most powerful and disturbing fiction of the twentieth century. Known for her mix of comedy and tragedy, she was profoundly influenced by her background of being a Catholic in a predominantly Bible-Belt Protestant region. Paperback.

(PUBOrbis)Using brutal irony and humor, O'Connor wrote of society's outcasts: the deformed, freaks, and Baptist healers. To the hard of hearing you must shout and for the almost blind you must draw large and startling figures. Well-chosen excerpts from her fiction and collected letters. 160 pages, softcover.

Resources on Flannery O'Connor

  1. A Subversive Gospel: Flannery  O'Connor and the Reimagining of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth
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  4. The Province of Joy: Praying with  Flannery O'Connor
    Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
    Paraclete Press / 2012 / Trade Paperback
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