A good man is hard to find and other stories
A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery OConnorThis now classic book revealed Flannery OConnor as one of the most original and provocative writers to emerge from the South. Her apocalyptic vision of life is expressed through grotesque, often comic situations in which the principal character faces a problem of salvation: the grandmother, in the title story, confronting the murderous Misfit; a neglected four-year-old boy looking for the Kingdom of Christ in the fast-flowing waters of the river; General Sash, about to meet the final enemy. Stories include:
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
The Life You Save May Be Your Own
A Stroke of Good Fortune
A Temple of the Holy Ghost
The Artificial Nigger
A Circle in the Fire
A Late Encounter with the Enemy
Good Country People
The Displaced Person
©1955 Flannery OConnor; 1954, 1953, 1948 by Flannery OConnor; renewed 1983, 1981 by Regina OConnor; renewed 1976 by Mrs. Edward F. OConnor; (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories
Several of the stories are generally considered masterpieces of the form. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback. See Article History. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. Short story, brief fictional prose narrative that is shorter than a novel and that usually deals with only a few characters.
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