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Flannery : a life of Flannery O'Connor

Author: Brad Gooch
Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books, 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Back Bay paperback edView all editions and formats
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An engaging and authoritative biography of Flannery O'Connor, who despite the chronic disease that eventually confined her to her mother's farm in Georgia, managed to fundamentally change the landscape of American literature with her fierce, sometimes comic novels and stories.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Flannery O'Connor; Flannery O'Connor
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brad Gooch
ISBN: 9780316018999 0316018996 9780316000666 0316000663
OCLC Number: 605037701
Notes: Originally published in hardcover by Little, Brown and Company, February 2009.
Description: 448 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Part One: Savannah --
Milledgeville: "A bird sanctuary" --
"MFOC" --
Iowa --
Up north --
Part Two: The life you save --
The "Bible" salesman --
Freaks and folks --
Everything that rises --
"Revelation."
Responsibility: Brad Gooch.

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The first major biography of one of the greatest writers of the South, whose books will 'live on and on in American literature' (Elizabeth Bishop).  Read more...

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IRISH TIMES - TELEGRAPH 'Skilful in marshalling the often humdrum details of O'Connor's life into a readable narrative, Gooch has produced as good a biography as, perhaps, we're likely to get * - Read more...

 
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