What Do I Read Next?
A Good Man Is Hard to Find (1955) is O’Connor’s first collection of short stories. It shares the unique moral outlook of ‘‘Everything That Rises Must Converge.’’
O’Connor’s novel The Violent Bear It Away (1960) concerns a young boy’s resistance to his calling as a prophet.
The Collected Stories of William Faulkner (1995), edited by Erroll McDonald, gathers Faulkner’s short fiction. These stories explore moral dramas against a Southern backdrop. O’Connor is most often compared to Faulkner.
A Curtain of Green and Other Stories (1941), a collection of stories by Eudora Welty, shares O’Connor’s flare for local idiom, but takes a gentler approach to its eccentric characters.
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940), the first novel by Carson McCullers, describes the moral isolation of a deaf-mute girl in a small Southern town.
The Second Coming (1999), by Walker Percy, is a tragicomic novel chronicling a man’s search for love and religious meaning.