|Wise Blood (1952) [Novel]|
by Flannery O'Connor
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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 faith. He falls under the spell of a "blind" street preacher names Asa Hawks and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter, Lily Sabbath. In an ironic, malicious gesture of his own non-faith, and to prove himself a greater cynic than Hawks, Hazel Motes founds the The Church 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 consuming characters in modern fiction.
Original title: Wise Blood
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor→ Satire
Fiction→ Religious→ Christianity→ Christian Life And Faith
This work is a revision to the following works :
Enoch and the Gorilla (1952) [Short Story]
Author: Flannery O'Connor