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Everything That Rises Must Converge

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Flannery O'Connor

Collection of nine short stories by Flannery O'connor, 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 … see full wiki

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Author: Flannery O'Connor
Publisher: Signet
2 reviews about Everything That Rises Must Converge
review by . December 31, 2010
This was my first experience with Flannery O'Connor, and I am irate that no one shoved it into my hands and forced me to read it sooner. I have a feeling that O'Connor would have been inescapable if I had grown up in the South, but I went through 20 years of schooling in the midwest with hardly a mention of her, and that just seems wrong. This collection, originally published in 1956, reveals O'Connor's obsessions with change (and the consequences of resisting it), faith, and morality …
review by . February 05, 2010
According to most critical opinion, Flannery O'Connor was one of the greatest writers of fiction that America has ever produced. When it comes to Southern writers, they say, she's right up there with the Nobel prizewinner William Faulkner, and if she had lived there's no telling what brilliance might have come from her.    I don't necessarily doubt any of this. The thing that bugs me is that those same critical opinions spend all kinds of time reflecting on the fact that O'Connor's …
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