Author: Flannery O’Connor – The Complete Stories Review written by WA.

Flannery O’Connor The Complete Stories

Flannery O'Connor The Complete Stories
The Independent may have been referencing Flannery O'Connor, and her famous "A Good Man Is Hard To Find," in a review in which the website said, "A good short story is hard to beat - but harder to write." If so, WA would add that with O'Connor's Complete Stories - those beatings are artful - but sometimes hard to read...

There’s an abundance of criticism about (Mary’s) fiction, and yet perhaps it is refreshing that, as she was the rare occurrence of (femme-celebrite) during the 1950’s, the topic isn’t overtly predominant, which may mean that ‘Flan’ doesn’t ‘write like a woman.’ While at the same time, for the most part, it seems that her meticulous and imposing style makes readers wonder, ‘who exactly is this lady?’

O’Connor’s tragically – humorous characters who are constantly “muttering,” have been described as exaggerated or like caricatures, and each apologue offers a colorful as opposed to perhaps ‘flavorful,’ depiction of the south.

Readers may feel more than a normal sense of dependency and experience a sort of narrative – dilemma due to the multi-dimensionality of her compositions, which are full of symbology, as they grapple with various anagogical constructs and the overall meaning of each story.

-WA

 

 

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