At a glance:
- Author: Flannery O’Connor
- First Published: 1955
- Type of Work: Short fiction
- Genres: Psychological fiction, Short fiction
- Subjects: Traveling or travelers, Murder or homicide, South or Southerners, Betrayal, Religion, Spiritual life or spirituality, Jealousy, envy, or resentment, Cats, Violence, Christianity, Accidents, Death or dying, Grandparents or grandchildren, Ethics, Theft, Arson, Mass murderers or serial killers
- Locales: United States, Georgia, North America
A Georgia native and devout Roman Catholic, Flannery O’Connor was first viewed somewhat narrowly as an important regional writer identified with the Southern gothic style. However, she is increasingly seen by twenty-first century critics as one of the most significant American fiction writers of the last century and a master of short fiction. Her writing is distinguished by a striking mix of humor, violence, and religious themes. The humor often results from the unexpected context of the violence, the violence shocks the characters into self-awareness, and the...
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