Everything That Rises Must Converge
Flannery O'Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers: race, faith, and morality. The stories encompass the comic... show more
Flannery O'Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers: race, faith, and morality. The stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque; each carries her highly individual stamp and could have been written by no one else.
Publish date: January 1st 1996
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 269
Edition language: English
, Literary Fiction
, Short Stories
, Southern Gothic
Flannery O’Connor never ceases to amaze me, and her last collection of stories, Everything That Rises Must Converge is a masterpiece. I always feel giddy when I run into a good short story collection, especially when I find one where I ended up enjoying every single story. O’Connor has a knack for w...
Adult children who hate their parents just because they find that parent’s values and beliefs stupid. Sons feuding with mothers, fathers feuding with daughters, everyone feuding with their neighbors. Smug and self-satisfied do-gooders thinking themselves better than the racists while they use people...
Great set of short stories. All the stories had a strong Southern theme, often dealing with issues of race and civil rights. Her characters are seriously flawed and yet so quirky that they are likeable. I will definitely read more of her work.
Couldn't finish this one. Just too depressing. Well-written, but not for me.
"Go back to hell where you came from, you old wart hog"There is no doubt. I am a Flannery O’ Connor junkie. I can’t think of anything she’s written I haven’t loved. Even her letters and essays ring true. She is, to some degree, a product of her environment, and her use of certain words can grate on ...