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Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Brad Gooch

Gooch (City Poet:The Life and Times of Frank O'Hara) offers a surprisingly bloodless biography of Flannery O'Connor (1925–1964), who, despite the author's diligent scholarship, remains enigmatic. She emerges only in her excerpted letters, speeches … see full wiki

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Author: Brad Gooch
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Back Bay Books
2 reviews about Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor
review by . May 06, 2013
A valuable contribution to the life and works of Flannery O'Connor.
Writers in general like to keep their lives private, or so I've been told, and when often asked about their personal lives, I've heard it said, You want to know me? Then know my books, and all your inquires will be answered; it's a blunt way of sidestepping the questions of the curious. Readers know authors indirectly through their works, perhaps their politics, their literary influences and also the thinly disguised episodes that happen to their literary characters. Actions as depicted …
review by . March 07, 2011
Writers in general like to keep their lives private, or so I've been told, and when often asked about their personal lives, I've heard it said, You want to know me? Then know my books, and all your inquires will be answered; it's a blunt way of sidestepping the questions of the curious. Readers know authors indirectly through their works, perhaps their politics, their literary influences and also the thinly disguised episodes that happen to their literary characters. Actions as depicted in novels …
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