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“I am going to be the World Authority on Peafoul, and I hope to be offered a chair some day at the Chicken College.” ~ Flannery O’Connor
Letter to Elizabeth Hardwick and Robert Lowell on March 17, 1953. O’Connor: Collected Works. Edited by Sally Fitzgerald. New York: Library of America, 1988.

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Read Works by Flannery


  • Wise Blood, 1952
  • The Violent Bear It Away, 1960

Short story collections

  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find, 1955
  • Everything That Rises Must Converge, 1965
  • The Complete Stories, 1971

Other works

  • Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose, 1969
  • The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor, 1979
  • The Presence of Grace: and Other Book Reviews, 1983
  • Flannery O’Connor: Collected Works, 1988
  •  A Prayer Journal, edited by W. A. Sessions, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013

Read Books About Flannery

  • Asals, Frederick.  Flannery O’Connor: The Imagination of Extremity.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007 (2ed.).
  • Feeley, Kathleen.  Flannery O’Connor: Voice of the Peacock. New York: Fordham University Press, 2010.
  • Gooch, Brad.  Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor.  New York: Little, Brown & Co., 2009.
  • Gordon, Sarah (et. al.).  A Literary Guide to Flannery O’Connor’s Georgia. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2008.

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