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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. Focused on the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate fate, this tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdoms gives us one of the most riveting characters in twentieth-century American fiction.
Authors: O'Connor, Flannery
Title: Wise blood
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007
Edition: Pbk. ed
Characteristics: 236 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 9780374530631
0374530637
Branch Call Number: FICTION OCONNOR 2007
Subject Headings: Faith Fiction Psychology, Religious Fiction Religious adherents Fiction
Topical Term: Faith
Psychology, Religious
Religious adherents
LCCN: 2006937221
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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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