A complete collection of Flannery O'Connor's stories. They explore the social and personal tensions of the American South - between youth and age, gentility and poverty, enlightment and bigotry.
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Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1925. When she died at the age of thirty-nine, America lost one of its most gifted writers at the height of her powers.
"O’Connor’s plainspoken, blunt, comic-cartoonish, and flagrantly melodramatic short stories . . . were not refined New Yorker stories of the era in which nothing happens except inside characters’ minds, but stories in which something happens of irreversible magnitude, often death by violent means." —Joyce Carol Oates, New York Review of Books
"What we lost when she died is bitter. What we have is astonishing: the stories burn brighter than ever, and strike deeper." —Walter Clemons, Newsweek
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