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Flannery O'Connor


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Mary Flannery O'Connor (March 25, 1925 – August 3, 1964) was an American writer and essayist. An important voice in American literature, O'Connor wrote two novels and 32 short stories, as well as a number of reviews and commentaries. She was a Southern writer who often wrote in a Southern Gothic style and relied heavily on regional settings and grotesque characters. O'Connor's writing also ... more »

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  • ''The Southerner is usually tolerant of those weaknesses that proceed from innocence.''
    Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), U.S. fiction writer and essayist. As quoted in review of The Devil's Dream, a book by Lee Smith, by Robert Houston (199...
  • ''Even the ones who report favorably don't seem to have read the book.''
    Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), U.S. novelist, story writer, and essayist. As quoted in The Habit of Being (1979). From a letter, dated March 6, 19...
  • ''I think they are the slobber-heartedest lily-mindedest piously conniving crowd in the modern world.''
    Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), U.S. novelist, story writer, and essayist. As quoted in The Habit of Being (1979). From a letter, dated September 1...
  • ''I have found that anything that comes out of the South is going to be called grotesque by the Northern reader, unless it is grotesque, in which case it is going to be called realistic.''
    Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), U.S. author. repr. in Mystery and Manners, eds. Sally and Robert Fitzgerald (1972). Cluster Review (Macon, 1965). "...
  • The beginning of human knowledge is through the senses, and the fiction writer begins where human perception begins. He appeals through the senses, and you cannot appeal to the senses with abstraction...
    Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), U.S. fiction writer and essayist. Mystery and Manners, part 3 (1969). Written c. 1960.
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