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O'Connor Flannery

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories Оценка: 4.6 (76)
Genre: prose
With an keen eye for the dark side of human nature, an amazing ear for dialogue, and a necessary sense of irony, Flannery O Conner exposes the underside of life in the rural south of the United States. One of the powers in her writing lies in her ability to make the vulnerability of one into that of many; another is her mastery of shifting control  from character to character, making the outcome uncertain. Sexual and racial attitudes, poverty and riches, adolescence, old age, and being thirty-four which wasn t any age at all  are only some of the issues touched on in this collection. When Ruby has to walk up the steeple steps & [that] &reared up  as she climbed to her fourth floor apartment, we feel her pain as she gripped the banister rail fiercely and heaved herself up another step & 

Flannery O Conner, a 1972 National Book Award winner, reminds us that none of the roles in our lives is stagnant and that wearing blinders takes away more than just a view. Through her stories we see that what we blind ourselves to is bound to appear again and again.

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  1. Flannery O ’Connor A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories
  2. A Good Man Is Hard to Find
  3. The River
  4. The Life You Save May Be Your Own
  5. A Stroke of Good Fortune
  6. A Temple of the Holy Ghost
  7. The Artificial Nigger
  8. A Circle in the Fire
  9. A Late Encounter With the Enemy
  10. Good Country People
  11. The Displaced Person
  12. I
  13. II
  14. III

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