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Everything That Rises Must Converge

(1965)
A collection of stories by

 
Collection of nine short stories by Flannery O'connor, published posthumously in 1965. The flawed characters of each story are fully revealed in apocalyptic moments of conflict and violence that are presented with comic detachment. The title story is a tragicomedy about social pride, racial bigotry, generational conflict, false liberalism, and filial dependence. The protagonist Julian Chestny is hypocritically disdainful of his mother's prejudices. His smug selfishness is replaced with childish fear when she suffers a fatal stroke after being struck by a black woman she has insulted out of oblivious ignorance rather than malice. Similarly, "The Comforts of Home" is about an intellectual son with an Oedipus complex. Driven by the voice of his dead father, the son accidentally kills his sentimental mother in an attempt to murder a harlot. The other stories are "A View of the Woods," "Parker's Back," "The Enduring Chill," "Greenleaf," "The Lame Shall Enter First," "Revelation," and "Judgment Day."

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July 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: Everything That Rises Must Converge
Author(s): Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 1-4395-1290-6 / 978-1-4395-1290-6 (USA edition)
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January 1965 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Everything That Rises Must Con
Author(s): Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 0-8085-8844-3 / 978-0-8085-8844-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
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1965 : UK Hardback
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Title: Everything That Rises Must Converge
Author(s): Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 0-571-06604-6 / 978-0-571-06604-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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January 1965 : USA Hardback
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Title: Everything That Rises Must Converge
Author(s): Flannery O'Connor, Flannery O7connor
ISBN: 0-374-15012-5 / 978-0-374-15012-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
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Paperback Editions

September 1980 : UK Paperback

Title: Everything That Rises Must Converge
Author(s): Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 0-571-11614-0 / 978-0-571-11614-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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January 1975 : UK Paperback
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Title: Everything That Rises Must Converge
Author(s): Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 0-14-002836-6 / 978-0-14-002836-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 1967 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Everything That Rises Must Converge
Author(s): Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 0-451-03177-6 / 978-0-451-03177-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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June 1967 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Everything That Rises Must Converge
Author(s): Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 0-451-04704-4 / 978-0-451-04704-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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June 1967 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Everything That Rises Must Converge
Author(s): Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 0-451-05262-5 / 978-0-451-05262-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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January 1965 : USA Paperback
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Title: Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories (FSG Classics)
Author(s): Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 0-374-50464-4 / 978-0-374-50464-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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October 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Everything That Rises Must Converge (Library Edition)
Author(s): Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 1-4417-5375-3 / 978-1-4417-5375-5 (USA edition)
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Title: Everything That Rises Must Converge
Author(s): Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 1-4417-5378-8 / 978-1-4417-5378-6 (USA edition)
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October 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Everything That Rises Must Converge (Library Edition)
Author(s): Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 1-4417-5376-1 / 978-1-4417-5376-2 (USA edition)
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October 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Everything That Rises Must Converge
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ISBN: 1-4417-5379-6 / 978-1-4417-5379-3 (USA edition)
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Title: Everything That Rises Must Converge
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Title: Everything That Rises Must Converge
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