Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O'Connor

A Biography

Book - 2005
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Despite her early death from lupus at 39, Flannery O'Connor has left a remarkable literary legacy. Written for high school students and undergraduates, this biography is a concise, accessible overview of O'Connor's life and achievements. Included are chapters on her youth and early literary career, the decline of her health and her return to her hometown, her maturation as an author, her identity as a Southern writer, and her final years. The volume also provides a timeline and closes with a bibliography of books, articles, and electronic sources for student research.
Written for high school students and undergraduates, this biography is a concise, accessible overview of O'Connor's life and literary career.

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Some of her characters are killers without motivation, some are diaphanous creatures formed only of socially generated mist, and sometimes it is difficult to tell them apart. Her work's violence, wit, Catholic theology and sojourns into the grotesque defy classification, despite efforts to place her in the Southern Agrarian or Southern Gothic persuasion. O'Connor's corpus consists of two novels, a collection of short stories, and some prose pieces published here and there, but her fierce commitment to relating her faith in the most strenuous ways imaginable has kept her work and her life in print and controversial long after her death in 1964. This short biography, intended for high school students and lower-level undergraduates, gives the basics of her life, photos and a bibliography which includes documents from the collection of O'Connor's papers at Georgia State University. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

Presents the life of the Southern novelist, who wrote two influential novels and a collection of short stories before her early death at the age of thirty-nine.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780313329999
0313329990
Characteristics: xvi, 125 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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