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The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor, FLANNERY O'CONNOR

Author:    FLANNERY O'CONNOR

Title:   The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Farrar, Straus and Giroux August 1988

ISBN Number:    0374521042 / 9780374521042

Seller ID:   94865

A woman of profound faith as well as literary genius, and a voluminous letter-writer, Flannery O'Connor becomes known to us in this collection through the immediacy of her correspondence. Miss O'Connor lived with Sally Fitzgerald and her husband for almost two years, and is eloquently described by her host: ''I have come to think that the true likeness of Flannery O'Connor will be painted by herself, a self portrait in words, to be found in her letters... There she stands, a phoenix risen from her own words: calm, slow, funny, courteous, both modest and very sure of herself, intense, sharply penetrating, devout but never pietistic, downright, occasionally fierce, and honest in a way that restores honor to the word.'' 192 pp.

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"I have come to think that the true likeness of Flannery O'Connor will be painted by herself, a self-portrait in words, to be found in her letters . . . There she stands, a phoenix risen from her own words: calm, slow, funny, courteous, both modest and very sure of herself, intense, sharply penetrating, devout but never pietistic, downright, occasionally fierce, and honest in a way that restores honor to the word."--Sally Fitzgerald, from the Introduction

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