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Wise Blood

O'Connor, Flannery

(Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Wise Blood , Flannery O'Connor's astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. It is the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate fate. He falls under the spell of a "blind" street preacher named Asa Hawks and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter, Sabbath Lily. In an ironic, malicious gesture of his own non-faith, and to prove himself a greater cynic than Hawks, Hazel Motes founds the Church of God Without Christ, but is still thwarted in his efforts to lose God. He meets Enoch Emery, a young man with "wise blood," who leads him to a mummified holy child and whose crazy maneuvers are a manifestation of Hazel's existential struggles. This tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdom gives us one of the most riveting characters in twentieth-century American fiction.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
Edition: Pbk. ed
ISBN: 0374530637
9780374530631
Branch Call Number: FICTION OCONNOR 2007
Characteristics: 236 p. ;,21 cm

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The story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his desperate yet personal faith. He falls under the spell of a "blind" street preacher and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter. In an ironic, malicious gesture of his own non-faith, Hazel founds... Read More »


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Gothic, foreboding...creepy.

Could not finish this book

That is, O'Connor picks apart false religion from the perspective of a brilliant and devoutly religious (orthodox Roman Catholic who read Thomas Aquinas every night before going to bed) woman.

Jul 28, 2010
  • artsyred rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

loved this book 0 mind you - i love anything that picks apart religioun

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