Flannery O’Connor – Introductory Reading Guide

August 5, 2016



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 


4. [easyazon_link identifier=”0374508046″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose[/easyazon_link]


The primary collection of Flannery’s non-fiction, this work contains many excellent essays, including my favorite “The Fiction Writer and his Country.”



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