A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories (Harvest/HBJ Book) (Paperback)

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"Whatta me and Harold Bloom have in common? Nothin', I thought. I was wrong! We both love Flannery O'Connor.  A Good Man Is Hard To Find hilights her amazing talents -- for dialogue and dialect, for proporiety contrasted with the ghastly, and a rather dark sense of humor." - Jeff

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In 1955, with this short story collection, Flannery O'Connor firmly laid claim to her place as one of the most original and provocative writers of her generation. Steeped in a Southern Gothic tradition that would become synonymous with her name, these stories show O'Connor's unique, grotesque view of life-- infused with religious symbolism, haunted by apocalyptic possibility, sustained by the tragic comedy of human behavior, confronted by the necessity of salvation.

With these classic stories-- including "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Good Country People," "The Displaced Person," and seven other acclaimed tales-- O'Connor earned a permanent place in the hearts of American readers.

"Much savagery, compassion, farce, art, and truth have gone into these stories. O'Connor's characters are wholeheartedly horrible, and almost better than life. I find it hard to think of a funnier or more frightening writer." -- Robert Lowell

"In these stories the rural South is, for the first time, viewed by a writer who orthodoxy matches her talent. The results are revolutionary." -- The New York Times Book Review

Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) was born in Savannah, Georgia. She earned her M.F.A. at the University of Iowa, but lived most of her life in the South, where she became an anomaly among post-World War II authors-- a Roman Catholic woman whose stated purpose was to reveal the mystery of God's grace in everyday life. Her work-- novels, short stories, letters, and criticism-- received a number of awards, including the National Book Award.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780156364652
ISBN-10: 0156364654
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: August 23rd, 1977
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Harvest/HBJ Book