Flannery O'Connor Collection
By Flannery O'Connor

Dig into the rich tradition of Catholic literature with these significant and influential books recommended by Bishop Barron. These titles have transformed cultures and have proven indispensable to those seeking to encounter God, as revealed in Jesus Christ through His Church.

The books are each elegantly bound and include a ribbon bookmark and a foreword and charcoal sketch of the book's author by Bishop Barron!

You will not only enrich your life with these works, you'll be proud to display these gorgeous editions in your home or office.

"As becomes unmistakably clear as you read through this collection, Flannery O’Connor was not only a masterful teller of tales; she was also one of the most perceptive literary theorists of the twentieth century. She once famously defined herself as a “hillbilly Thomist,” and the aesthetics of St. Thomas Aquinas do indeed inform the way she thought about her own work. "

- Bishop Barron


Author: Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 978-1-943243-45-7
Binding: Hardcover
Page Count: 447
Publisher: Word on Fire Classics

Language: English
Release Date: 2019-02-28


Part One

Short Story The Peeler 

Letter On Being a “Hillbilly Thomist” 

Letter On St. Thomas Aquinas 

Essay Novelist and Believer 

Part Two

Short Story A Good Man Is Hard to Find 

Letter On “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” and 

the Incarnation 

Letter On Truth and Emotion 

Essay A Reasonable Use of the Unreasonable 

Part Three

Short Story The Displaced Person 

Letter On Literature and Poetry 

Letter On Her Peafowl 

Essay King of the Birds  

Part Four

Short Story A Temple of the Holy Ghost 

Letter On “A Temple of the Holy Ghost” and 

the Eucharist 

Letter On Church Teaching 

Essay The Church and the Fiction Writer 

Part Five

Short Story Good Country People  

Letter On Atheists and Protestants 

Letter On Nihilism and Her Literary Influences  

Essay Some Aspects of the Grotesque in 

Southern Fiction 

Part Six

Novel The Violent Bear It Away 

Letter On the Devil and the Offer of Grace 

Letter On Tarwater and the Violent 

Essay The Regional Writer 

Part Seven

Short Story Everything That Rises Must Converge 

Letter On Human Nature and Sin 

Letter On Realism and Redemption 

Essay The Fiction Writer & His Country

Part Eight

Short Story Revelation  

Letter On “Revelation” and Her Illness  

Letter On Saint Raphael 

Essay In the Devil’s Territory