Everything That Rises Must Converge

Everything That Rises Must Converge

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by Flannery O'Connor
     
 

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Flannery O'Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers: race, faith, and morality. The stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque; each carries her

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Flannery O'Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers: race, faith, and morality. The stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque; each carries her highly individual stamp and could have been written by no one else.

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“The current volume of posthumous stories is the work of a master, a writer's writer-- but a reader's too-- an incomparable craftsman who wrote, let it be said, some of the finest stories in our language.” —Newsweek

“All in all they comprise the best collection of shorter fiction to have been published in America during the past twenty years.” —Theodore Solotaroff, Book Week

“When I read Flannery O'Connor, I do not think of Hemingway, or Katherine Anne Porter, or Sartre, but rather of someone like Sophocles. What more can you say for a writer? I write her name with honor, for all the truth and all the craft with which she shows man's fall and his dishonor.” —Thomas Merton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374150129
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
01/28/1965
Pages:
269

Meet the Author

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.

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Everything That Rises Must Converge 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Yorick-TheLast More than 1 year ago
She couldn't quite overtake Phillip K Dick but after reading this book and "A Good Man is Hard to Find" she shot past the likes of Hemingway to the number 2 spot on my favorite short story writers of all time. Being an atheist I usually don't agree with her message but her stories are so powerfully written and insightful that I don't care. "Parker's Back" was the only story I didn't care for and I've never been left in awe from something I read as when I finished "A View of the Woods". If you like southern gothic writing, great short stories, or important american writing in general then Flannery O'Connor's short stories are a must.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. I wish she didn't die before completing this book. She has some of the most thought provoking essays I have ever read! All of her essays consist of: great plots, unique realistic characters, and tons of social & economic symbolism. This is a classic! Hands down, down thumbs up thrilling!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i have read oconner's writings in past and was very curious why this book was featured on "LOST" season finnally.....now i know
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