Flannery O'conner Essay

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Flannery O'Connor was a girl who suffer from poor health. She was an American author whose novels and stories were filled with characters who physically emotional disturbed.

Mary was born in Savannah, Georgia on 1925 then she moved to Milledgeville, Georgia with her mother(Regina Cline). O'Connor earned a bachelor degree of arts from Women's college of Georgia in 1945and received a master of fine arts from the State University of Iowa. She was most renowned as a writer of short fiction. O'Connor won a Kenyon Reviewed fellowship in fiction in 1953. A National Institute of Arts and Letters grant in 1957 and a O. O' Connor was committed not only to telling the truth ...view middle of the document...

At the university Mary worked with Paul Engle an acclaimed poet and teacher and the director of the Iowa Fiction Workshop there where many American writers. With Engle's guidance she produced her first story "The Geranium" which won the Rinehart-Iowa fiction award. The award offer a $750 prize and an option for an upcoming novel. For her work, she received many honors, including an O. Henry Award in 1957 and the National Book Award in 1972. Mary developed a big passion for reading and writing. She was recognized and rewarded with a scholarships for a master's degree studies(Rodriguez 2).

Her evangelistic mode was not proselytized but proclaiming the ancient. Mary had a keen perception of her audience's mind-set and cultural milieu. O' Connor strips away the jaded images of the faith, forcing a dynamic confrontation with the gospel as it is played out in the lives of professed believers and as it was rejected by the worldly wise. There was no middle ground, neutral corners if they was not with her then they was against her. Flannery wrote a quote it stated "When I write a novel in which the...

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