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A Week in Literary History

March 25th, 2002

American short story writer (Mary) Flannery O’Connor (A Good Man Is Hard to Find, and Other Stories, 1955) is born in Savannah, Ga. in 1925.

Flannery O’Connor, b. March 25, 1925, d. 1964

oconnorflanneryselfportra.jpgIt is tempting to call O’Connor the greatest short story writer America has produced. All of the stories in the collection A Good Man is Hard to Find, and especially the title story, are absolutely wickedly delicious. But her other stories and her short novels are gold, too. She was a brilliant writer taken too soon (by lupus, at 39) from us. She should be relishing her wise old age now, not forty years in the grave.

Suggested Reading Novels Wise Blood, 1949. The Violent Bear It Away, 1960. Stories The Artificial Nigger: And Other Tales, 1955. A Good Man is Hard to Find, 1955. Everything That Rises Must Converge, 1965.

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