O'Con·nor(ō-kŏn′ər), (Mary) Flannery 1925-1964.
American writer whose novels Wise Blood (1952) and The Violent Bear It Away (1960) and short stories, collected in such works as A Good Man Is Hard to Find (1955), are noted for their explorations of religious faith and a spare literary style.
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