Publish date: 2008
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
The main character, Hazel, is a highly unlikeable young man who suffers from a sort of religious mania, but he doesn't want there to be a Jesus, so, working against his own conscience and destroying himself in the process, he starts a church without a church and spends his incredibly miserable life ...
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Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood is one of the most memorable first novels I’ve read. In fact, I rank it right up there with Joe Hill’s Heart-Shaped Box. I’ve always been a fan of O’Connor’s stories, but after reading this book it makes me wished she’d written more novels. She has a knack for dark com...
bookshelves: winter-20132014, published-1952, tbr-busting-2013, doo-lally Read in January, 2014 Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor.Doo lallyn. americas> southern gothic> georgiareligion/aetheismpug uglyfilm onlypub 1952winter 2013All Hazel Motes needs is a Sharp Suit and hat to perform a modern ve...
In my humble and arguably cynical opinion, The two best novels about the American religious experience are Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis and Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood. Lewis' book is a satiric look at the merging of fundamental Christianity and Capitalism. It's meaning is pretty straight forwa...
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