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Flannery O'Connor

Author (25-Mar-1925 — 3-Aug-1964)


Frederick Asals. Flannery O'Connor: The Imagination of Extremity. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. 1986.

Jon Lance Bacon. Flannery O'Connor and Cold War Culture. Cambridge University Press. 1993. 176pp.

Susan Balee. Flannery O'Connor: Literary Prophet of the South. Langhorne, PA: Chelsea House. 1994.

Jill Pelaez Baumgaertner. Flannery O'Connor: A Proper Scaring. Colorado Springs, CO: Harold Shaw. 1988. 191pp.

Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr.. The Art & Vision of Flannery O'Connor. Louisiana State University Press. 1989. 201pp.

Timothy P. Caron. Struggles over the Word: Race and Religion in O'Connor, Faulkner, Hurston and Wright. Mercer University Press. 2000. 162pp.

Teresa Caruso. On the Subject of the Feminist Business: Re-Reading Flannery O'Connor. Peter Lang. 2004.

Jean W. Cash. Flannery O'Connor: A Life. University of Tennessee Press. 2002.

John F. Desmond. Risen Sons: Flannery O'Connor's Vision of History. University of Georgia Press. 1987. 135pp.

Leon V. Driskell. The Eternal Crossroads: The Art of Flannery O'Connor. University Press of Kentucky. 1971. 175pp.

Henry T. Edmondson. Return to Good and Evil: Flannery O'Connor's Response to Nihilism. Lexington Books. 2002. 224pp.

David Eggenschwiler. The Christian Humanism of Flannery O'Connor. Wayne State University Press. 1972.

David Farmer. Flannery O'Connor: A Descriptive Bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing Company. 1981.

Kathleen Feeley. Flannery O'Connor: Voice of the Peacock. Rutgers University Press. 1972. 198pp.

Harold Fickett. Flannery O'Connor: Images of Grace. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans. 1986. 151pp.

Sally Fitzgerald (editor). The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 1979. 617pp.

Melvin J. Friedman; Lewis A. Lawson. The Added Dimension: The Art and Mind of Flannery O'Connor. Fordham University Press. 1966.

Melvin J. Friedman (editor). Critical Essays on Flannery O'Connor. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall & Company. 1985.

Lorine M. Getz. Flannery O'Connor, Literary Theologian: The Habits and Discipline of Being. Edwin Mellen Press. 2000. 246pp.

Richard Giannone. Flannery O'Connor: Hermit Novelist. University of Illinois Press. 2000. 287pp.

Richard Giannone. Flannery O'Connor and the Mystery of Love. University of Illinois Press. 1989. 268pp.

Robert E. Golden; Mary C. Sullivan. Flannery O'Connor and Caroline Gordon: A Reference Guide. Boston: G. K. Hall. 1977. 342pp.

Sarah Gordon. Flannery O'Connor: The Obedient Imagination. Atlanta, GA: University of Georgia Press. 2000. 269pp.

Peter S. Hawkins. The Language of Grace: Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, and Iris Murdoch. Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications. 1983. 137pp.

Josephine Hendin. The World of Flannery O'Connor. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 1971.

Jefferson Humphries. The Otherness Within: Gnostic Readings in Marcel Proust, Flannery O'Connor, and Francois Villon. Louisiana State University Press. 1983. 184pp.

Jennifer A. Hurley (editor). Readings on Flannery O'Connor. Greenhaven Press. 2001. 160pp.

Edward Kessler. Flannery O'Connor and the Language of Apocalypse. Princeton University Press. 1986.

Christina Bieber Lake. The Incarnational Art of Flannery O'Connor. Mercer University Press. 2005. 258pp.

Carter W. Martin. The True Country: Themes in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press. 1969. 253pp.

John R. May. The Pruning Word: The Parables of Flannery O'Connor. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame. 1976.

Dorothy Tuck McFarland. Flannery O'Connor. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.. 1976. 132pp.

Joanne Halleran McMullen. Writing Against God: Language as Message in the Literature of Flannery O'Connor. Mercer University Press. 1996. 152pp.

Marion Montgomery. Hillbilly Thomist: Flannery O'Connor, St. Thomas, and the Limits of Art. McFarland & Company, Inc.. 2006. 370pp.

Gilbert H. Muller. Nightmares and Visions: Flannery O'Connor and the Catholic Grotesque. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. 1972.

Farrell O'Gorman. Peculiar Crossroads: Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, and Catholic Vision in Postwar Southern Fiction. Louisiana State University Press. 2004. 259pp.

Miles Orvell. Invisible Parade: The Fiction of Flannery O'Connor. Temple University Press. 1972. 232pp.

Kim Paffenroth. The Heart Set Free: Sin and Redemption in the Gospels, Augustine, Dante, and Flannery O'Connor. New York, NY: Continuum International Publishing. 2005. 176pp.

Suzanne M. Paulson. Flannery O'Connor: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston, MA: Twayne Publishers. 1988.

Katherine Hemple Prown. Revising Flannery O'Connor: Southern Literary Culture and the Problem of Female Authorship. University of Virginia Press. 2001.

Brian Abel Ragen. A Wreck on the Road to Damascus: Innocence, Guilt and Conversion in Flannery O'Connor. Chicago, IL: Loyola University Press. 1989.

Sura Prasad Rath; Mary Neff Shaw (editors). Flannery O'Connor: New Perspectives. University of Georgia Press. 1996. 225pp.

Anthony Di Renzo. American Gargoyles: Flannery O'Connor and the Medieval Grotesque. Southern Illinois University Press. 1993. 250pp.

Douglas Robillard (editor). The Critical Response to Flannery O'Connor. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2004. 344pp.

R. Neil Scott. Flannery O'Connor: An Annotated Reference Guide to Criticism. Timberlane Books. 2002. 1061pp.

Cynthia Seel. Ritual Performance in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor. Rochester, NY: Camden House. 2001.

Melissa Simpson. Flannery O'Connor: A Biography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 2005. 152pp.

Ted R. Spivey. Flannery O'Connor: The Woman, the Thinker, the Visionary. Mercer University Press. 1995. 178pp.

Martha Stephens. The Question of Flannery O'Connor. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press. 1973. 205pp.

John Sykes. Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, and the Aesthetic of Revelation. University of Missouri Press. 2007. 192pp.

Dorothy Walters. Flannery O'Connor. New York: Twayne. 1973.

Louise Hutchings Westling. Sacred Groves & Ravaged Gardens: The Fiction of Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers & Flannery O'Connor. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. 1985. 228pp.

Margaret Earley Whitt. Understanding Flannery O'Connor. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press. 1995. 261pp.

Ralph C. Wood. Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-Haunted South. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. 2004. 284pp.


  1. In Search of Flannery O'Connor
    by Lawrence Downes. The New York Times, 4-Feb-2007.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.527)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1097)

  9. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.157)

  10. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.179)

  11. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.550)

  12. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.1076-78)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.745)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.542)

  15. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.351)

  16. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.376)

  17. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.549)

  18. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.807)

  19. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.641)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.11)

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