Flannery O'Connor

by Angela Alaimo O'Donnell;

Flannery O'Connor
Publication date: 2015-01-01
Number of pages: 120
ISBN: 9782896881598

Read deeper into the life of a well-known Catholic writer.

In this insightful new biography, Angela Alaimo O’Donnell depicts O’Connor’s passionate devotion to her vocation, despite her crippling illness, the rich interior life she lived through her reading and correspondence and the development of her deep and abiding faith in the face of her own impending mortality.

She also explores some of O’Connor’s most beloved stories, detailing the ways in which her fiction served as a means for her to express her own doubts and limitations, along with the challenges and consolations of living a faithful life.

O’Donnell’s biography recounts the poignant story of America’s preeminent Catholic writer and offers the reader a guide to her novels and stories so deeply informed by her Catholic faith.

Part of the People of God series, which explores the lives of Christians who have known familiar challenges and weakness and responded in ways that call us to our own forms of heroism.  

Angela Alaimo O'Donnell teaches English, creative writing and American Catholic studies at Fordham University in New York, NY. She has written numerous books of poetry and been nominated for several prizes, including the Foley Poetry Award, the Elixir First Book Award and the Mulberry Poets and Writers Award.

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