Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
A Novel

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The cast of characters in "Wise Blood" are frequently deceptive, chronically unkind, and brutally violent. "Wise Blood" is a spiritually empty, morally blind, cold, hostile place.
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Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor's astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. Focused on the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate fate, this tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdoms gives us one of the most riveting characters in twentieth-century American fiction.

 

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 March 6, 2007 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 247 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction
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Reviewed by Janet Davey on Apr 13 2012

O'Connor's creative method is in an intense visualising that begins in the heart.

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Jayne on Feb 25 2009

The cast of characters in "Wise Blood" are frequently deceptive, chronically unkind, and brutally violent. "Wise Blood" is a spiritually empty, morally blind, cold, hostile place.

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