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Who was Flannery O'Connor?

The New York Times offers a very helpful and well-written Flannery O'Connor topic page that offers information put together by Brad Gooch, author of Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor.

The New Georgia Encyclopedia contains a nice biography of O'Connor's life and education that includes commentary on her work and a bibliography for further reading. Be sure to check out the additional articles on Wise Blood, The Violent Bear it Away, and her short fiction.

Pegasos, a literature resource site, contains a concise yet thorough O'Connor biography.

Timberlane Books gives readers a biographical sketch of O'Connor from The Encyclopedia of the Irish in America. Click on the "Who was Flannery O'Connor" link under her photo on the right.

In 1966 Atlanta magazine printed "O'Connor Country", a non-critical article discussing O'Connor's view of her own work, writing, and her horror of being known as a "Southern writer". The article is reproduced on-site with permission from Atlanta magazine.

The Literary Traveler tours the world with readers in mind. Their article A Good Writer is Hard to Find: The Search for Flannery O'Connor takes you to Savannah and Milledgeville for a look at O'Connor's home life.


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