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Mystery and Manners; Occasional Prose Summary
Flannery O'Connor

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Mystery and Manners; Occasional Prose Summary

Plot Summary

Mystery and Manners; Occasional Prose by Flannery O'Connor is a collection of essays and articles written by O'Connor and edited by Sally and Robert Fitzgerald. The essays explore the popular Southern fiction writer in context with preconceived perceptions of the Southern Gothic style of writing. O'Connor also delves into the mystery of Christian writers whose beliefs are almost always in conflict with the popular mores of the day. O'Connor's strong Catholic beliefs guide her work and her view on writing in authentic truth.

The book begins with the essay, The King of the Birds, which is representative of O'Connor's essay style. As the reader will learn, O'Connor believes in writing about things and people which are familiar to her, and this piece addresses her love for collecting birds which culminates in her flock of peacocks. O'Connor not only describes the birds' physicality but also their impact on her...

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