Explore the life of Flannery O’Connor whose provocative fiction was unlike anything published before. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, newly discovered journals and interviews with Mary Karr, Tommy Lee Jones, Hilton Als and more.
- One critic called her perhaps the most naturally gifted
of American novelists: Flannery O'Connor.
- A Good Man Is Hard To Find.
- Wise Blood.
- Mystery and Manners.
- Everything That Rises Must Converge.
- She's one of the best writers of the 20th century.
I've read everything that she's written.
- Flannery O'Connor is one of the writers least afraid
to look at the darkness.
- "We've had an accident!" the children screamed
in a frenzy of delight.
"But nobody's killed," June Star said with disappointment."
- You think it's this bitter old alcoholic who's writing
these really funny, dark stories, and then you find out
she's a woman and that she's devoutly religious.
Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia
into an Irish Catholic community.
- You get someone who's writing out of a specific time,
civic set of manners.
What she found was mystery.
I think that a serious fiction writer describes an action
only in order to reveal a mystery.
- How was she going to find the stories?
Cause she knows she needs to tell.
and how is she going to tell them?
- I do not want to be lonely all my life, but people only
make us lonelier by reminding us of God.
- It's unbelievable.
- She was so sick.
- She never stopped writing.
- It was the illness that made her the writer that she is.
I feel that the grotesquity of my own work is intensified
by the fact that I'm a servant and a Catholic writer.
- She's really funny.
She's often funny in a very dire way.
- She ignored the disapproval of her religion.
She ignored the disapproval of her fiction.
She just saw the mystery of the craziness.
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