Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories

Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories

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Overview

Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories by Flannery O'Connor

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374504649
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 01/01/1965
Series: FSG Classics
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 221,934
Product dimensions: 5.48(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) was one of America’s most gifted writers. She wrote two novels, Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away, and two story collections, A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Everything That Rises Must Converge. 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 and her letters in The Habit of Being.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Everything That Rises Must Converge

Greenleaf

A View of the Woods

The Enduring Chill

The Comforts of Home

The Lame Shall Enter First

Revelation

Parker's Back

Judgement Day

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Everything That Rises Must Converge 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 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
stipe168 on LibraryThing 7 days ago
beautifully crafted southern stories involving racial strife among other things. she's an incredible writer, and knows that mixing humor with tragedy only enhances the power of the piece.
kwohlrob on LibraryThing 7 days ago
It is not as solid a collection of short stories as "A Good Man Is Hard To Find," but O'Connor is such a master of the short story form, that there is enough great writing here to make it worth reading.
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