Everything that Rises Must Converge
This collection of nine short stories by Flannery O'Connor was published posthumously in 1965. The flawed characters of each story are fully revealed in apocalyptic moments of conflict and violence that are presented with comic detachment.The title story is a tragicomedy about social pride,... show more
This collection of nine short stories by Flannery O'Connor was published posthumously in 1965. The flawed characters of each story are fully revealed in apocalyptic moments of conflict and violence that are presented with comic detachment.The title story is a tragicomedy about social pride, racial bigotry, generational conflict, false liberalism, and filial dependence. The
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 ...
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