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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.
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.
This is an excellent and lucid study of O'Connor's theological and cultural convictions, with a study of the grotesque in her work as well as an elegant exploration of O'Connor as an engimatic Southern writer.
(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.
The Province of Joy: Praying with Flannery O'ConnorAngela Alaimo O'DonnellParaclete Press / 2012 / Trade Paperback$9.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Flannery O'Connor is widely regarded as one of the most important twentieth-century American writers of fiction. But she also read widely on prayer and prayed daily. Her correspondence, essays, and stories, it turns out, are full of references to prayer and her ideas about it. This unique "Book of Hours" is modeled on the spiritual life and prayer practices of one of our most interesting writers.
The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O'ConnorJonathan RogersThomas Nelson / 2012 / Trade Paperback$14.39 Retail:
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"To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost blind you draw large and startling figures," announced O'Connor, one of America's most devoutly Christian literary figures. Her bizarre, at times violent, stories of misfits, the deformed, and the mentally unstable are meant to rattle her readers out of spiritual lethargy. 208 pages, softcover.
Flannery O'Connor: Writing a Theology of Disabled HumanityTimothy J. BasselinBaylor University Press / 2013 / Hardcover$37.44Availability: In StockStock No: WW587652
"To the hard of hearing you shout," exclaimed O'Connor, "and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures." By depicting society's outcasts---the deformed, freaks, misfits---she held up a critical mirror to contemporary attitudes. O'Donnell offers this penetrating biography of perhaps America's pre-eminent Catholic novelist. 120 pages, softcover.