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A good man is hard to find and other stories

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New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977, c1955.
1st Harvest/HBJ ed.
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251 pages ; 21 cm.


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.

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APA Citation (style guide)

O'Connor, F. (19771955). A good man is hard to find and other stories. 1st Harvest/HBJ ed. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

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O'Connor, Flannery. 19771955. A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

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O'Connor, Flannery, A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 19771955.

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O'Connor, Flannery. A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories. 1st Harvest/HBJ ed. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 19771955. Print.

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