Everything That Rises Must Converge
Publication Date: January 1965
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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.
A freelance writer with a penchant for art history and design. A graduate of Stanford University, he has covered design and architecture for Town & Country magazine.
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"The current volume of posthumous stories is the work of a master, a writer's writer-- but a reader's too-- an incomparable craftsman who wrote, let it be said, some of the finest stories in our language."--Newsweek
"All in all they comprise the best collection of shorter fiction to have been published in America during the past twenty years."--Theodore Solotaroff, Book Week
"When I read Flannery O'Connor, I do not think of Hemingway, or Katherine Anne Porter, or Sartre, but rather of someone like Sophocles. What more can you say for a writer? I write her name with honor, for all the truth and all the craft with which she shows man's fall and his dishonor."--Thomas Merton