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usefulness: links to biographical information about Flannery O'Connor, critical
analysis of her work, and general praise of her abilities as a writer and a human
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Be aware that most critical analysis of O'Connor is in hard-copy.
Tod Worner describes his personal experience with O'Connor, from his repulsion during an initial encounter with "A Good Man is Hard to Find" to his eventual realization of the "depth and quality" of her work as he discovered "The Mean Grace of Flannery O'Connor".
Georgia College is sponsoring Flannery O'Connor and the Mystery of Place, an international conference at All Hallows College in Dublin Ireland that welcomes an array of interdisciplinary paper proposals designed to illuminate and deepen our understanding and appreciation of O’Connor’s fiction, prose and correspondence.
Be sure to take a look at the new Flannery O'Connor community on Google+ where you can discuss O'Connor, her works, her influences on film and literature, places connected with her that you can still visit, and whatever other O'Connor info you can think of.
Glenn C. Arbery's article "Ontological Splendor: Flannery O’Connor in the Protestant South"examines the reality of O'Connor's southern identity reflected in her fiction, particulalry "Good Country People".
Paraclete Press recently released The Province of Joy: Praying with Flannery O'Connor, which is a book of daily prayers that incorporates aspects of O'Connor's spiritual life. It's a unique book with a very narrow focus, but I think it succeeds in its goal.
A request from a visitor looking for audio of O'Connor reading her own work led me to The Morning Oil, where I found WMA files of O'Connor reading "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and one of her lectures on aspects of the grotesque in Southern fiction.
PBS Religion and
Ethics Weekly contains a fantastic Flannery
O'Connor episode that includes interviews with Ralph Wood, Brad Gooch, Bruce
Gentry and people influenced by O'Connor's work.
We've noticed a
rising interest in film adaptations of O'Connor's fiction, and while Hollywood hasn't
taken up the challenge recently (which might be a good thing), several
productions have already translated O'Connor's stories to the screen.
Thanks to the efforts
of the Flannery O'Connor-Adalusia
Foundation anyone can now visit Andalusia, the farm where O'Connor spent much
of her adult life and wrote most of her stories.
Who was Mary Flannery O'Connor?
Essays: Criticism of O'Connor's work on the Internet. Many of these are "scholarly,"
but there are several non-academic articles here as well, so be careful if you use
them for a paper.
: Works by and about O'Connor available online or at your local bookstore.
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