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Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor
 
 
Author
Brad Gooch.
Publisher Back Bay  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.25 x 5.5 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9780316018999
Pages/Publication Date 448/2010
Daedalus Item Code 23345
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"Drawing on recently unsealed letters and an impressive array of interviews, [Brad] Gooch provides the first major biography of Flannery O'Connor since she died in 1964, at the age of thirty-nine. He presents a writer influenced by the early death of her father and the retreat from city life to country; an Irish Catholic upbringing that evolved into an adult fascination with theology; and a Southern small-town culture whose matrons, including O'Connor's mother, were happy for her success but put off by the unladylike nature of her work—'Everybody here shakes my hand but nobody reads my stories.' Though she spent time in both the Midwest and the Northeast, lupus narrowed the circle of her life to a dairy farm in Milledgeville, Georgia, where she collected exotic birds. Gooch's account is meticulous, but O'Connor's sedate, chaste life is pale in comparison with her fantastic fiction—a contrast that underscores her inscrutable genius."—The New Yorker
 
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