In Brief Book Club: A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor

A club to explore a collection of short stories from writers new and established!

In 1955, with this short story collection, Flannery O'Connor firmly laid claim to her place as one of the most original and provocative writers of her generation. Steeped in a Southern Gothic tradition that would become synonymous with her name, these stories show O'Connor's unique, grotesque view of life--infused with religious symbolism, haunted by apocalyptic possibility, sustained by the tragic comedy of human behavior, confronted by the necessity of salvation. Through these classic stories--including "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Good Country People," "The Displaced Person," and seven other acclaimed tales--O'Connor earned a permanent place in the hearts of American readers.

Much savagery, compassion, farce, art, and truth have gone into these stories. O'Connor's characters are wholeheartedly horrible, and almost better than life. I find it hard to think of a funnier or more frightening writer. -Robert Lowell

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Event date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647
A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780156364652
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - August 23rd, 1977