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Wise Blood (1952) [Novel]
by Flannery O'Connor Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

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
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire
FictionReligiousChristianityChristian Life And Faith

This work is a revision to the following works :
     Enoch and the Gorilla (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: Flannery O'Connor

Edition #1: Wise Blood

Wise Blood (1952)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "I was more impressed by Wise Blood than any novel I have read for a long time. Her picture of the world is literally terrifying. Kafka is almost the only one of our contemporaries who has achieved such effects. I have tremendous admiration for the work of this young writer." Caroline Gordon
  • "No other major American writer of our century has constructed a fictional world so energetically and forthrightly charged by religious investigation." Brad Leithauser, The New Yorker
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Manifested in:

Wise Blood (January 1, 1990)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374505845
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.3 x 0.6
Pages: 232

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