The presence of grace and other book reviews

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The Presence of Grace and Other Book Reviews by Flannery O'Connor by Flannery O'Connor

She wrote two novels and thirty-two short stories, as well as a number of reviews and commentaries. She was a Southern writer who often wrote in a sardonic Southern Gothic style and relied heavily on regional settings and supposedly grotesque characters, often in violent situations. The unsentimental acceptance or rejection of the limitations or imperfection or difference of these characters whether attributed to disability, race, crime, religion or sanity typically underpins the drama. Her writing reflected her Roman Catholic religion and frequently examined questions of morality and ethics. Her posthumously compiled Complete Stories won the U.
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The presence of grace, and other book reviews

A strong, Southern-inspired, unusual choice to name your baby. Flannery grew up a Catholic in the Baptist Bible Belt. In she was diagnosed with systemic lupus, the disease which had killed her father ten years earlier. She was given five years to live. She managed fourteen and died at age Her heroes were angry, grotesque characters who lived out their legacy of original sin. Desperate for redemption, they took out their panic on their own bodies or those of others.

The article features American writer Flannery O'Connor and her posthumous recognition. It states that only after a year of having passed away is the talent of O'Connor being recognized by literary critics and historians.
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