January 1, 1971
January 1, 1971
The publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O'Connor's monumental contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one stories here in all, including twelve that do not appear in the only two story collections O'Connor put together in her short lifetime--Everything That Rises Must Converge and A Good Man Is Hard to Find.
O'Connor published her first story, "The Geranium," in 1946, while she was working on her master's degree at the University of Iowa. Arranged chronologically, this collection shows that her last story, "Judgement Day"--sent to her publisher shortly before her death—is a brilliantly rewritten and transfigured version of "The Geranium." Taken together, these stories reveal a lively, penetrating talent that has given us some of the most powerful and disturbing fiction of the twentieth century. Also included is an introduction by O'Connor's longtime editor and friend, Robert Giroux.
Thirty-one stories are in this volume, including 12 that never appeared in collections published during Flannery O'Connor's lifetime. The stories are arranged chronologically, beginning with O'Connor's first published story, "The Geranium" and ending with her last one, "Judgement Day." Winner of the National Book Award for fiction in 1972. In 2009, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of that award, COMPLETE STORIES was voted as the Best of the National Book Award winners.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Religion + Beliefs, Peoples + Cultures, Conflicts + Dualities, Society + Social Issues
- Edition: Reissue
- Language: English
- Author: Flannery O'Connor
- Online Item #: 11395426
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-5171
- ISBN: 9780374515362
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported