Flannery: a Life of Flannery O'Connor by Brad Gooch buy used Used & Rare price $7.55 new from$15.20 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Format: Softcover Publisher: Back Bay Books Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:0316018996 ISBN - 13:9780316018999 Seller Comments: Nice condition with minor indications of previous handling. Book selection as BIG as Texas. From the Publisher The landscape of American literature was fundamentally changed when Flannery O''Connor stepped onto the scene with her first published book,Wise Blood, in 1952. Her fierce, sometimes comic novels and stories reflected the darkly funny, vibrant, and theologically sophisticated woman who wrote them. Brad Gooch brings to life O''Connor''s significant friendships--with Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick, Walker Percy, and James Dickey among others--and her deeply felt convictions, as expressed in her communications with Thomas Merton, Elizabeth Bishop, and Betty Hester. Hester was famously known as "A" in O''Connor''s collected letters,The Habit of Being, and a large cache of correspondence to her from O''Connor was made available to scholars, including Brad Gooch, in 2006. O''Connor''s capacity to live fully--despite the chronic disease that eventually confined her to her mother''s farm in Georgia--is illuminated in this engaging and authoritative biography.