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Wise Blood

Flannery O’Connor

One of the most gifted and startling writers to have come out of the American South.’ V. S. Pritchett

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571241309
Date Published
28.02.2008
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Summary

Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor’s first novel, is the story of Hazel Motes who, released from the armed services, returns to the evangelical Deep South. There he begins a private battle against the religiosity of the community and in particular against Asa Hawkes, the ‘blind’ preacher, and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter. In desperation Hazel founds his own religion, ‘The Church without Christ’, and this extraordinary narrative moves towards its savage and macabre resolution.

‘A literary talent that has about it the uniqueness of greatness.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘No other major American writer of our century has constructed a fictional world so energetically and forthrightly charged by religious investigation.’ The New Yorker

‘A genius.’ New York Times

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Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964) was born in Savannah, Georgia, the only child of Catholic parents. In 1945 she enrolled at the Georgia State College for Women. After earning her degree she continued her studies on the University of Iowa’s writing program, and her first published story, ‘The Geranium’, was written while she was still a student. Her writing is best known…

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