A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor

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The collection that established O’Connor’s reputation as one of the american masters of the short story. The volume contains the celebrated title story, a tale of the murderous fugitive The Misfit, as well as “The Displaced Person” and eight other stories.
 

About Flannery O'Connor

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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. W. A. Sessions is the Regents’ Professor of English Emeritus at Georgia State University. He was a personal friend of O’Connor and has become a scholar of her work.
 
Published October 15, 1992 by Mariner Books. 276 pages
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This collection of short stories by the southerner whose first novel Wise Blood appeared in 1952 is more likely to attract readers who want to follow Miss O'Connor's writing progress rather than those who favor fiction in this form.

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Examiner

When read as a whole, A Good Man is Hard to Find creates a mosaic accumulation of the Catholic perspective in the Bible-belt of America, and just what it means to be the “insider” in a society as well as the “outcast.” For in the end we all possess the qualities of both, it’s the beholder which b...

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Book Reporter

Flannery O'Connor is better known for her short stories than for her novels, perhaps because she was a master of this craft.

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Red Room

Whether Gooch's conscientious, respectful biography will bring new readers to her work is doubtful, since literary biographies rarely sell as well as their authors and publishers wish, but readers who already know that work will be glad to have it.

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