Mystery and Manners; Occasional Prose Characters

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Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O'Connor was a Southern writer born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1925. Throughout her relatively short life (she died at age 39 from complications of lupus), she created novels, stories, and essays about good and evil and the hope of redemption. Her characters are almost always those living on the edge of society or forgotten completely. O'Connor's writing style encompasses what is called the grotesque because she wrote about strange people in strange situations made all the more believable because they actually could have existed. O'Connor was a strong Catholic and spoke and wrote essays on the topic of the Christian and Catholic fiction writer living and working in the South. Much of her writing is faith-driven as she flawlessly tells the stories of her world with straightforward dialogue and an honest appreciation for the human condition. O'Connor had a special appreciation for nature and much of her work...

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