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Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories Flannery O Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers race, faith, and morality The stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque each carries her highly individual stamp and could have been written by no one else Well I tell you one thing she can write This woman was of exceptional cleverness and writes of characters of her era and ones that live around us now She rights of the human condition and the darkness of the heart These story have humour thrown in she tries to give us a view of how we behave and how insanely stupid and careless we can be How love blinds and evil destroys, how good can only prosper.She writes of parenthood, guilt, obsession, control freaks, the sick, the despondent, vengeance Well I tell you one thing she can write This woman was of exceptional cleverness and writes of characters of her era and ones that live around us now She rights of the human condition and the darkness of the heart These story have humour thrown in she tries to give us a view of how we behave and how insanely stupid and careless we can be How love blinds and evil destroys, how good can only prosper.She writes of parenthood, guilt, obsession, control freaks, the sick, the despondent, vengeance, redemption, love, compassion and love.She has been said to be a catholic writer and mentions God, Jesus and themes of redemption She does not throw it down your throat but adds light on how people behave There are a few stories here that that have characters who behave in a fascist manner and used words, N words, that readers might find offensive The only reason, her being a catholic, in writing with these words and characters can only be to shock and show the reader how one can look like from the outside She was capable of so much , died at a young age of 39 due to Lupus A gifted writer on the horror and joys of our behaviour as people.Think of some of Stephen Kings stories but realistically told.I listened to this on audiobook via audible.com and was really a wonderful listen, it had quite a few voices with southern accents that added to making it enjoyable and easy listening I am also going to read these again in another book where she includes these storirs and others A completed works on ebook The Complete Stories Once I have read that edition I will give a breakdown of each story There is a documentary and the review at my webpage here Sometimes Flannery O Connor feels like a verbally abusive boyfriend that you just keep going back to You sigh a bit deeper at the end of each tale, feeling a littledefeated by the uglier sides of existence, the weaknesses of human beings, and the general cruelty masked within the humdrum buzzing of life Her view is grim, you never hope for a Hollywood ending, you sense it building page by page, the inevitable dagger to the gut that will be dealt by the final paragraph, and then that last Sometimes Flannery O Connor feels like a verbally abusive boyfriend that you just keep going back to You sigh a bit deeper at the end of each tale, feeling a littledefeated by the uglier sides of existence, the weaknesses of human beings, and the general cruelty masked within the humdrum buzzing of life Her view is grim, you never hope for a Hollywood ending, you sense it building page by page, the inevitable dagger to the gut that will be dealt by the final paragraph, and then that last hit comes at you almost like clockwork All this, and yet you keep on with her Why Reading O Connors work is like spending too long in an overheated sweatlodge all the ugliness comes out, perhaps too fast, your past comes to the surface like a strobe of imagery, the emotional and physical equivalent of a flashback or vivid hallucination, and it can make you feel pretty intensely panicked Over the years, my take on this has become very similar to a phrase a friend used to repeatedly recite to me when I was feeling swallowed up by the knocks of daily life, and by the occasional yet much harder blows that seem to always come in clusters the deepest healing comes from the places that scare you There s a rare and surprisingly invigorating clarity that comes along with that drowning feeling, one that isworthwhile than protection from what frightens youand Flannery s world is a frightening place Do with that what you will, and make your choice whether or not you are willing to get emotionally smacked around a bit with words Then again, I personally do suggest it and she observed that theeducation they got, the less they could do.A descriptive title of Flannery O Connor s short story collection could be, This Aint Gonna End Well This collection is like a crescendo of awfulness, brutality and despair Physically it s sort of akin to getting kicked in the stomach, and then when your down getting stomped on the back, then for the next story getting kicked in the face, and then getting a nice solid shot to the liver when you try to stand up again, and and she observed that theeducation they got, the less they could do.A descriptive title of Flannery O Connor s short story collection could be, This Aint Gonna End Well This collection is like a crescendo of awfulness, brutality and despair Physically it s sort of akin to getting kicked in the stomach, and then when your down getting stomped on the back, then for the next story getting kicked in the face, and then getting a nice solid shot to the liver when you try to stand up again, and repeated getting pummeled in fivespots, including once in the balls which is sort of humorous, because there is some humor in here, too Contained in quite a few of these stories are doomed or ineffectual characters who have too much education Intellectuals The not so prodigal sons who ran away from the backward South to universities or New York City and now back Generally feeling superior, or entitled but not exactly getting on with their lives in any sort of manner If only these young men had had the internet where they could have found some like minded people to engage in endless discussions with Instead they generally wallow around their mothers homes there is a conspicuous absence of fathers in many of these stories, and in the one where the mother is absent, well that doesn t go so well either Their own ineptitude, their slow path to failure isn t seen that way from their mothers though who look on their sons with a certain pride at having gotten an education, and think that the years since when they haven t started to make any forward movement on becoming the writers or whatever it is they claim to be, is only something to be lamented with by saying a pithy statement, Well Rome wasn t built in a day Rome was never built without actually laying some stones down The people surrounding these young men they are all young men are ignorant Southerns Even if they aren t white trash, they still exhibit the slowness and ingrained prejudices one associates with mid Century life below the Mason and Dixon line Some curse the fact that there is no one around them that can talk about Beckett or Joyce with them while they wallow away in bed awaiting a Kafka esque death Or course the difference between Kafka s Kafka esque consumptive death and their own is that Kafka was busy creating and destroying a life time of work while also busy dying some of these characters are only waiting for life to acknowledge their genius that they are sure is do to them because they learned some books in a university somewhere.Life though has a nasty little trick of not being put on hold while you wallow around thinking the world owes you something And in Flannery O Connor s universe what life is going to give you is, well a solid kick to the stomach, if you re lucky It ll probably be worse though Of course I m generalizing about this collection, and just taking a few characters from some of the stories to ramble on about There are plenty of stories without this element But, even if it s not in all of the stories, it s the outside world, the universities or say New York City which are work as the element in the story that lets in the brutality Many of the Southerns might be ignorant and backwards, but it s when the Yankee fied element gets introduced it s similar to the good efforts of an environmental group to introduce an endangered predator into a new environment and then watching in horror as the predator wrecks havoc on the existing ecosystem view spoiler I m not really sure what I think of the scene where the old man is found crucified in the stairwell, hanging by his arms from the posts of a banister, is it an over reaction to his good ol boy racism, is it racist in portraying the reaction of the black guy as being so over the top in brutality Is it saying something about the difference in culture between the North and South hide spoiler Or maybe I m just talking a lot of shit, and it s not any Yankee Intellectual element at all, but somethinglike a whole bunch of stories just illustrating how the road to hell is paved with good intentions Whatever I say doesn t matter about this book, all that matters if you want to read a handful of brutal Southern stories and want to lose a bitof hope in people this would be a collection worth checking out For the record, I have discovered that getting kicked even with just medium power in the ribs is sort of like getting kicked in the solar plexus I wasthan a little surprised by this, it might not have helped that I was already getting gassed when I got kicked Three strange things about Flannery O Connor 1 Flannery Kind of a pretty odd name Some writers get them, don t they Edwidge, Somerset, Rudyard, Rider, Tennessee Never heard of nobody else called no Flannery.2 What links these celebs with our author Selina Gomez, Lady Gaga and Ferdinand Marcos Answer lupus An auto immune disease 3 Grace Apparently either a lot or all of Flannery s stories are about grace This is a Christian concept defined as the love and mercy given to us by G Three strange things about Flannery O Connor 1 Flannery Kind of a pretty odd name Some writers get them, don t they Edwidge, Somerset, Rudyard, Rider, Tennessee Never heard of nobody else called no Flannery.2 What links these celebs with our author Selina Gomez, Lady Gaga and Ferdinand Marcos Answer lupus An auto immune disease 3 Grace Apparently either a lot or all of Flannery s stories are about grace This is a Christian concept defined as the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not necessarily because of anything we have done to earn it The good cop side of God, in other words Day of Judgement will be the Bad Cop, I assume But as a non Christian, I could not understand this aspect of these stories at all Seemed to me we were introduced to various unpleasantly smug individuals who then got met with unexpected and serious acts of violence The love and mercy was in real short supply, far as I could see But that was okay, I didn t need it

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