The novelist Flannery O’Connor died at the age of 39. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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An American writer of Southern Gothic fiction, O’Connor is known for her 1952 novel, Wise Blood, and for her 1955 short story collection, A Good Man Is Hard to Find. She was the 1972 recipient of the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.
She was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up as the only child of Regina Cline and Edward O’Connor.
“Manners are of such great consequence to the novelist that any kind will do. Bad manners are better than no manners at all, and because we are losing our customary manners, we are probably overly conscious of them; this seems to be a condition that produces writers.” (Flannery O’Connor)
“I am not afraid that the book will be controversial, I’m afraid it will not be controversial.” (Flannery O’Connor)
“The Southerner is usually tolerant of those weaknesses that proceed from innocence.” (Flannery O’Connor)
“Everywhere I go, I’m asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them.” (Flannery O’Connor)
“Faith is what someone knows to be true, whether they believe it or not.” (Flannery O’Connor)