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Everything That Rises Must Converge (1961) [Short Story]
by Flannery O'Connor Rating: Weighted - 8.3 / Average - 8.5 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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An encounter in a waiting room pushes a woman to question her own self-satisfied view of the equities of life.

Originally published in New World Writing vol. 19, 1961.

Original title: Everything That Rises Must Converge
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Complete Stories, the (1971) [Collection]
      Author: Flannery O'Connor
     Fiction: A Harpercollins Pocket Anthology (1993) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , William Faulkner , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Ernest Hemingway , Shirley Jackson , James Joyce , D. H. Lawrence , Anton Chekhov , John Steinbeck , Alice Walker , Edith Wharton , Willa Cather , Katherine Anne Porter , Eudora Welty , John Cheever , John Updike , Gabriel García Márquez , Louise Erdrich , Chinua Achebe , Margaret Atwood , Ralph Ellison , Doris Lessing , Joyce Carol Oates , Flannery O'Connor , Kate Chopin , Guy de Maupassant , Raymond Carver , Bobbie Ann Mason , Alice Munro , Richard Wright , Denise Chávez


  • First published in New World Writing, vol. 19, 1961
  • Appears in The Best American Short Stories of 1962
  • Appears in Prize Stories 1963: The O. Henry Awards
  • Appears in First-Prize Stories, 1919-1963
  • Appears as the first story in the collection of the same name
  • Appears in The Complete Stories (With all of the author's other short works)
  • Image: Michael Meyer, Highway to Heaven

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