Flannery O'Connor

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This Christmas, read a story aloud - you'll be surprised by the joy it brings
With many of us set to spend Christmas on Zoom or the phone, author Sarah Hall shares why dark and daring tales are perfect to read to others - and 10 great stories to try

Sarah Hall

24, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Guardian Books desk: 'You can tell a lot about a country by how it treats its libraries'
The books site editor on the challenges facing publishers, and who she would invite to her dream dinner party

Sian Cain

15, Jun, 2019 @7:30 AM

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Top 10 novels about God
He doesn’t appear very often in fiction, but in these books – by authors ranging from Fyodor Dostoevsky to John Updike – his impact is almighty

Neil Griffiths

06, Dec, 2017 @11:28 AM

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Sarah Hall: sex, death and the short story
Sex and death are the most fascinating aspects of life, fiction’s greatest challenge – and the short story is perfectly adapted to explore difficult subjects

Sarah Hall

19, Aug, 2016 @1:00 PM

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Reading American cities: books about Atlanta
The literature of Atlanta reflects a history steeped in violence and racial tension. From Gone with the Wind to The Walking Dead, Anna Schachner explores the essential literary companions for the Georgian capital

Anna Schachner in Atlanta

16, Jul, 2015 @4:36 PM

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Reading group: John Huston's Wise Blood is an unlikely cinematic feat | Sam Jordison
Sam Jordison: Huston's adaptation pulls off the neat trick of being faithful to Flannery O'Connor's novel while retaining a spirit of its own

Sam Jordison

21, Dec, 2012 @3:10 PM

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Reading group: strange bodies in Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood
Sam Jordison: O'Connor brings such queasy colour to her descriptions of her characters that it seems to be ugliness that fascinates her

Sam Jordison

19, Dec, 2012 @11:36 AM

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Reading group: sin and symbolism in Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood
Sam Jordison: It's hard to believe that readers initially doubted morality and redemption were central to O'Connor's Catholic masterpiece. But the author herself was quite firm on the matter

Sam Jordison

12, Dec, 2012 @9:11 AM

December's Reading group: Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
For our faith-themed book, an intense story from the American South. I believe it's going to be very good

Sam Jordison

04, Dec, 2012 @11:42 AM

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A brief survey of the short story part 43: Flannery O'Connor
O'Connor brings an enigmatic intensity to her gothic vision of the American South

Chris Power

06, Sep, 2012 @9:32 AM

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Shalom Auslander's top 10 comic tragedies

From Catch-22 to the Book of Job, the author of Hope: A Tragedy picks his favourite books that 'look into the abyss, smile, and give the abyss the finger'

Shalom Auslander

29, Feb, 2012 @10:43 AM

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A fresh look at Flannery O'Connor
Peter Wild: You may know her prose, but have you seen her cartoons?

Peter Wild

05, Jul, 2011 @4:12 PM

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