Flannery O’Connor – Introductory Reading Guide

August 5, 2016 — Leave a comment

 

Flannery-Peacock

This week marked the anniversary of the death of Flannery O’Connor (3 August 1964), one of the greatest fiction writers of the twentieth century.

To mark the occasion, we offer the following introductory reading guide to her work.

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.

*** Don’t miss these rare clips of
Flannery O’Connor reading her work 

 

2. Wise Blood: A Novel

 

In my estimation, this is the better of Flannery’s two novels. Wise Blood was produced as an acclaimed feature film in 1979 (Watch the trailer)

 



 

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