Flannery O 'Connor's The Geranium'

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William Faulkner was an author who wrote many poems and short stories. He was born in New Albany, Mississippi, in 1897. He later died on July 6th of 1962. He was named after his great-grandfather, William Clark Falkner. As a teenager, Faulkner had an interest in drawing as well as reading and writing poetry. Despite his intelligence, he never earned a high school diploma. After dropping out, Faulkner worked in carpentry and as a clerk at his grandfather’s bank. Around this time, Faulkner met Estelle Oldham. When he first met her, he immediately fell in love. Cornell Franklin proposed Estelle while her and Faulkner were together. Faulkner turned to Phil Stone to get his mind off the engagement. Stone asked Faulkner to live with him in Connecticut …show more content…

When Mary was a teenager, her father died from systemic lupus erythematosus. She was born in Savannah, Georgia on March 25 of 1925. She studied at the University of Iowa. In 1946, she published her first short story called “The Geranium”. She was best known for the writings of her short stories. Mary also wrote many novels throughout her life. After fighting for more than 10 years, Mary died of lupus. Flannery O'Connor is considered one of the greatest short story writers of the 20th century. O’Connor had a rough life with the loss of her father. Flannery O'Connor demonstrated her literary talents in school early in her life. She studied at what is now the University of Iowa for a master's degree. O'Connor's published, "The Geranium”, her first story in 1946. During the same time, she had also begun writing her first novel, Wise Blood, which was published in 1952. O’Connor pursued her writing after graduating form Iowa State in 1947. Most of her work was influenced by her South, Catholic childhood. There were a lot of religious themes in O’Connor’s work. The main characters in her first and second novel were preachers. On August 3, 1964 in Georgia, Mary Flannery O’Connor lost her life after battling her autoimmune disease. She was rewarded the O. Henry Award in 1957 and later in 1972 she was awarded the National Book

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