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A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories
A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories
Author: Flannery O'Connor
Flannery O'Connor was a true Southern original. The grotesque and the ordinary intrigued her; the absurd delighted her. She saw revelation and apocalypse everywhere. Time magazine described her work as "highly unladylike...[with] a brutal irony, a slam-bam humor, and a style of writing as balefully direct as a death sen...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780760724118
ISBN-10: 0760724113
Publication Date: 2001
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3.5 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Barnes and Noble
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Flannery O'Connor at her best - the twisted short story. I had read a few of these in high school and they always stuck with me. Re-reading them some ten years later I'm struck at the timelessness desperation of the characters. O'Connor was a master at capturing the twists of human nature, and this is one of those collections that more people should read.
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Excellent, entertaining, thoughtful short stories. The one, in particular that struck me as her most powerful is "The River," a disturbing story of a baptism seen in a different way.
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Flannery O'Connor writes brilliant stories.