A Literary Guide to Flannery O'Connor's Georgia

A Literary Guide to Flannery O'Connor's Georgia

by Sarah Gordon
     
 

Flannery O’Connor spent most of her life in Georgia. Most of O’Connor’s fiction is also set in the state, in locales rich in symbolism and the ambience of southern rural and small-town life. Filled with contemporary and historical photos, this guide introduces O’Connor’s readers to the places where the great writer lived and

Overview

Flannery O’Connor spent most of her life in Georgia. Most of O’Connor’s fiction is also set in the state, in locales rich in symbolism and the ambience of southern rural and small-town life. Filled with contemporary and historical photos, this guide introduces O’Connor’s readers to the places where the great writer lived and worked—places whose features and details sometimes found their way into her fiction.

The guide describes such places as O’Connor’s childhood home in Savannah; the Governor’s Mansion, Cline House, and Central State Hospital in Milledgeville; and the family farm, Andalusia. Numerous facts about O’Connor and the people closest to her are woven into the site descriptions, as are critical observations about her Catholicism, her acute sense of character and place, and her fierce sense of humor.

Features include:More than fifty full-color contemporary photographs and numerous black-and-white historical imagesAn overview and chronology of O’Connor’s life and legacyMaps to sites in Savannah, Milledgeville, and the house and grounds at AndalusiaDiscussions of O’Connor’s life and writingsListing of O’Connor’s works and suggestions for further reading

All author royalties from sales of the guide will be donated to the Flannery O’Connor-Andalusia Foundation.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"One must be grateful to Sarah Gordon—one of America's leading O'Connor scholars—for her A Literary Guide to Flannery O'Connor's Georgia. Her study is comprehensive, constituting an in­depth exploration of the Georgia places that were central in O'Connor's life. The book provides an intimate view of O'Connor's world and a superb introduction for anyone unfamiliar with the author's work."—Georgia Review
Georgia Review
One must be grateful to Sarah Gordon—one of America's leading O'Connor scholars—for her A Literary Guide to Flannery O'Connor's Georgia. Her study is comprehensive, constituting an in­depth exploration of the Georgia places that were central in O'Connor's life. The book provides an intimate view of O'Connor's world and a superb introduction for anyone unfamiliar with the author's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820327631
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Publication date:
02/25/2008
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Gordon is a professor emerita of English at Georgia College and State University. She was for many years the chair of her university’s internationally renowned symposia on O’Connor. In addition she was the editor of the Flannery O’Connor Bulletin and the founding editor of the Flannery O’Connor Review. Her books include Flannery O’Connor: The Obedient Imagination and Flannery O’Connor: In Celebration of Genius. Craig Amason is executive director both of Andalusia, the Flannery O’Connor house museum, and of the Flannery O’Connor-Andalusia Foundation. Marcelina Martin’s photography has been published in numerous periodicals, including Southern Exposure and Calyx, and in such books as The Southern Ethic and Women See Woman. She lives in Milledgeville.

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