Flannery O'Connor: Biography and Style

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She was an American author whose novels and stories were filled with characters who physically emotional disturbed. Mary was born in Savannah, Georgia on 1925 then she moved to Milledgeville, Georgia with her mother(Regina Cline). O'Connor earned a bachelor degree of arts from Women's college of Georgia in 1945and received a master of fine arts from the State University of Iowa. She was most renowned as a writer of short fiction. O'Connor won a Kenyon Reviewed fellowship in fiction in 1953. A National Institute of Arts and Letters grant in 1957 and a O. O' Connor was committed not only to telling the truth unretouched, but also telling (Rodriguez 1) ." Flannery O'Connor was born on March 25, 1925, in Savannah, Georgia. Her father(Edwin Francis) died of systemic lupus erythematosus when she was a teenager. She studied writing at the University of Iowa and published “The Geranium,” her first short story, in 1946. She wrote novels, but was best known for her short story collections. Flannery continue to fight against lupus for the rest of her life, while writing everyday. She wrote a total of thirty two short stories after she was diagnosed with the disease. While fighting that disease she managed to travel to colleges and universities throughout the country to give interviews and lectured about creative writing process. She died of lupus in 1964 after fighting it for more than 10…

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