The Life Of Flannery O'Connor
Flannery O'Connor is one of the best writers of the late 40’s and 50’s. Her writings about southern life and religious themes are some of the time periods best, and continue to stand the test of time. She was born in 1925 in Savannah Georgia. An only child to cathlic parents, her childhood would go on to define her writing. Throughout her high school years she showed a skill for writing and enrolled in the University of Iowa, graduating with a masters degree in 1947. She was a determined writer. “No one can convince me that I shouldn't rewrite as much as I do.” (Bedford 1), and after graduating she moved to NewYork to work on her first novel Wise Blood.
Unfortunately her stay wasn’t long because in 1950 she was diagnosed with lupus. She moved back to Georgia for treatment, and stayed with her mother on a farm in Milledgeville (Bedford 1). It was there she raised peacocks until she died in 1964.