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Wise Blood - (FSG Classics) by Flannery O'Connor (Paperback)

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  • The American short story master Flannery O'Connor's haunting first novel of faith, false prophets, and redemptive wisdom.
  • About the Author: Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) was one of America's most gifted writers.
  • 256 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary
  • Series Name: FSG Classics

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The American short story master Flannery O'Connor's haunting first novel of faith, false prophets, and redemptive wisdom.

Wise Blood
, Flannery O'Connor's astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. It is the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his inborn, desperate fate. He falls under the spell of a "blind" street preacher named Asa Hawks and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter, Sabbath Lily. In an ironic, malicious gesture of his own non-faith, and to prove himself a greater cynic than Hawks, Motes founds the Church Without Christ, but is still thwarted in his efforts to lose God. He meets Enoch Emery, a young man with "wise blood," who leads him to a mummified holy child and whose crazy maneuvers are a manifestation of Motes's existential struggles.

This tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdom gives us one of the most riveting characters in American fiction.



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"This is a tale in which pathos tips into pathology and violence, answered by a penance of self-mutilation and suffering. Yet the prose is absolutely brilliant, sentence by sentence, simile by simile, and so relentlessly inventive it feels comic." --Marilynne Robinson, New York Times Book Review

"No other major American writer of our century has constructed a fictional world so energetically and forthrightly charged by religious investigation." --Brad Leithauser, The New Yorker

"I was more impressed by Wise Blood than any novel I have read for a long time. Her picture of the world is literally terrifying. Kafka is almost the only one of our contemporaries who has achieved such effects. I have tremendous admiration for the work of this young writer." --Caroline Gordon




About the Author



Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) was one of America's most gifted writers. She wrote two novels, Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away, and two story collections, A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Everything That Rises Must Converge. Her Complete Stories, published posthumously in 1972, won the National Book Award that year, and in a 2009 online poll it was voted as the best book to have won the award in the contest's 60-year history. Her essays were published in Mystery and Manners and her letters in The Habit of Being.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.22 Inches (H) x 5.52 Inches (W) x .69 Inches (D)
Weight: .52 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Series Title: FSG Classics
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Paperback
Author: Flannery O'Connor
Language: English
Street Date: March 6, 2007
TCIN: 11337635
UPC: 9780374530631
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-5902
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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