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Everything That Rises Must Converge

By O'Connor, Flannery


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Everything That Rises Must Converge is a collection of short stories written by Flannery O'Connor during her final illness. The title of the collection and of the short story of the same name is taken from a passage from the work of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The collection was published posthumously in 1965. It includes an introduction by Sally Fitzgerald, and nine stories.

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Everything That Rises Must Converge

O'Connor, Flannery

New York. Limited Editions Club. 2005. Bound in full crimson cloth over boards. Gilt-titled grain morocco label inset to front cover. Encased in like covered Solander box with gilt-titled grain morocco label inset to spine. Elephant Folio. 17" x 22". This Edition Limited to 300 numbered copies of which this is #24. Signed by Benny Andrews to Colophon. Illustrated with six original colour etchings by Benny Andrews, hand printed on BFK Rives by Peter Pettengill Everything That Rises Must Converge is a collection of short stories written by Flannery O'Connor during her final illness. The title of the collection and of the short story is taken from a passage from the work of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The collection was published posthumously in 1965. Just one year before her death in 1963, Flannery O’Connor won her second O. Henry Award for ‘‘Everything That Rises Must Converge,’’ a powerful depiction of a troubled mother-son relationship. In 1965 the story was published in her well-regarded short fiction collection, Everything That Rises Must Converge. Most critics view ‘‘Everything That Rises Must Converge’’ as a prime example of O’Connor’s literary and moral genius. The story exemplifies her ability to expose human weakness and explore important moral questions through everyday situations. Considered a classic of the short story form, ‘‘Everything That Rises Must Converge’’ has been anthologized frequently. The story describes the events surrounding a fateful bus trip that an arrogant young man takes with his bigoted mother. The mother insists on her son’s company because she doesn’t like to ride the bus alone, especially since the bus system was recently integrated. The tensions in their relationship come to a head when a black mother and son board the same bus. O’Connor utilizes biting irony to expose the blindness and ignorance of her characters. The story’s title refers to an underlying religious message that is central to her work: she aims to expose the sinful nature of humanity that often goes unrecognized in the modern, secular world. A Very Fine, Pristine,apparently unread copy. Near Fine+ Box presents very mild sunning to top edge of front panel,small bump to fore-edge and two corners and a small, benign patch of darkening to upper rear panel. A Very Rare and important LEC issue.

  • Published: 2005.
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Everything That Rises Must Converge

O'CONNOR, Flannery

New York:: Farrar Straus and Giroux,, [1965]. First edition. publisher's cloth-backed boards in dust jacket. Some very faint foxing to half-title and verso of the frontispiece; else a fine copy in a fine jacket. . 8vo,.

  • Published: [1965]
  • Condition: Some very faint foxing to half-title and verso of the frontispiece; else a fine copy in a fine jacket.
  • Edition: First edition
Sold by: Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books
$850.00

Everything That Rises Must Converge

O'CONNOR, Flannery

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 1965. Octavo. Original dark blue cloth backed light blue boards, titles to spine in white, grey endpapers, blue top-stain. With the dust jacket. Light marks to fore-edge. An excellent copy in the bright jacket. First edition, first printing.

  • Published: 1965
Sold by: Peter Harrington
$617.33

Everything That Rises Must Converge

O'CONNOR, Flannery

London: Faber & Faber. (1966). First. Uncorrected Proof of the first English edition. Two tiny staple holes on the front wrap else fine in unprinted wrappers. A desirable advance state of this classic collection of short stories, the scarcity of which can be judged by the fact that only 2000 copies of the trade edition were printed. .

  • Published: (1966)
  • Edition: First
Sold by: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA
$500.00

Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories

O'Connor, Flannery

New York:: Farar, Straus, & Giroux,, 1965. . A Fine tight copy in a Fine, bright, unclipped dust jacket..

  • Published: 1965.
  • Condition: A Fine tight copy in a Fine, bright, unclipped dust jacket.
Sold by: Gregor Rare Books
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Everything That Rises Must Converge

O'CONNOR, Flannery

New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1965. First. hardcover. fine/fine. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. N.Y.: Farrar, Straus, (1965). First Edition. Bright copy, with a tiny nick to the top edge of the dust wrapper. Hortense Calisher's copy, with her ownership signature.

  • Published: 1965
  • Condition: fine
  • Edition: First
Sold by: Argosy Book Store
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Everything That Rises Must Converge

O'Connor, Flannery

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965 Introduced by Robert Fitzgerald. First edition, first printing. Publisher's black cloth over light blue boards, lettered in white and ruled in royal blue; in the original white dust jacket, lettered in black, blue, and green. About near fine, with some light wear to the spine ends, a hint of fading to the board edges, some minor residue and light creasing pages xxiii-xxx, otherwise bright and clean interior; unclipped dust jacket, with some a hint of light wear and minor creasing to the spine ends, a few faint smudges to the otherwise bright and clean panels. An excellent copy. Everything that Rises Must Converge is a posthumously published collection of nine of O'Connor's short stories, seven of which had previously been published in literary journals and magazines. Specifically, it includes "Greenleaf," "A View of the Woods," "The Enduring Chill," "The Comforts of Home," "The Lame Shall Enter First," "Revelation," "Parker's Back," and Judgment Day" in addition to "Everything that Rises Must Converge." O'Connor, who passed away at the young age of 38, was working on these pieces during the last decade of her life and up until her death. Accordingly, this volume was published by O'Connor's estate not only to complete the author's intention of publishing this collection but also in memorial for her life and writings achievements. As the dust jacket explains, "Each of the nine stories carries her highly individual stamp, and could have been written by no one else," making this collection "the most worthy memorial that Flannery O'Connor could have left behind.". 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.

  • Published: 1965
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: 1st Edition
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Everything That Rises Must Converge

O'Connor, Flannery

New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1965 First edition, first printing, dust jacket has small creases to tail of spine, also a few creases to front flap, not price-clipped, dj in mylar sleeve, covers have light fading to edges, a few small yellow spots to fore-edge.

  • Published: 1965
  • Condition: Near Fine
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Everything That Rises Must Converge

O'CONNOR, Flannery

London:: Faber and Faber,, [1966]. First UK edition; advance copy in wrappers. publisher's plain blue wrappers. Slight use; near fine. 8vo,.

  • Published: [1966]
  • Condition: Slight use; near fine
  • Edition: First UK edition; advance copy in wrappers
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Everything that Rises Must Converge

O'Connor, Flannery

New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1965. Bound one quarter blue cloth with light blue paper to boards. Blue topstain. Grey endpages with original owner's name. Black and white photo frontispiece of the author. DJ clean and bright with tiny creasing to top extremities, not price-clipped.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

  • Published: 1965
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
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Everything That Rises Must Converge

O'Connor, Flannery

449: Farrar Straus Giroux. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1965. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. Farrar Straus Giroux. 1965. 269 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. Clipped DJ in VG shape with light shelfwear present to the rear panel of the DJ. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. 449; 1.1 x 8.3 x 5.7 Inches; 269 pages .

  • Published: 1965
  • Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
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EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE

O'CONNOR, Flannery. (FITZGERALD, Robert)

O'CONNOR, Flannery. EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE [Short Stories by] Flannery O'Connor. (Introduction by Robert Fitzgerald). New York:: Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 1965. First edition. . Very slight fading to top-edge, tiny erasure mark on front flyleaf (barely noticeable), else a fine copy in fine dust jacket. . [Farmer A5.I.a.1; states 'First printing' on copyright page]. Octavo, dark blue cloth spine, light blue paper-covered boards, pp. xxxiv, 269, illustrated (with a frontispiece portrait of the author). Robert Fitzgerald contributes a 28-page introduction.

  • Published: 1965
  • Condition: Very slight fading to top-edge, tiny erasure mark on front flyleaf (barely noticeable), else a fine copy in fine dust jacket.
  • Edition: First edition.
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Everything that Rises must Converge

O'Connor Flannery

Faber 1966. VG bright copy in publishers cloth in like slightly dusty dustjacket with small repaired closed tear. 269pp. 1st English edition, 1st issue of an elusive title. ISBN B0000CMXAY

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Everything That Rises Must Converge

O'Connor, Flannery

New York. 1965. Farrar Straus Giroux. 1st Printing. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 269 pages. hardcover. Introduction by Robert Fitzgerald. keywords: Literature America Women. inventory # 3578. FROM THE PUBLISHER - The death of Flannery O’Connor at 38 marked the loss of one of America’s most gifted contemporary writers at the height of her powers. This volume is the collection on which she was working at the time of her death. Each of the nine stories carries her highly individual stamp, and could have been written by no one else. ‘Flannery O’Connor’s brilliant talent,’ Elizabeth Hardwick has written, ‘was of that sort that has a contradiction in every pore. She was, indeed, a Catholic writer, and also a Southern writer; but neither of these traditions prepare us for the oddity and beauty of her lonely fiction.’ All but the concluding story in this book are set in the South. The final story, entitled ‘Judgement Day’ and appearing here for the first time anywhere, is about an old man from Corinth, Georgia. Living his last days in New York, he has a horror of death away from home and carries a slip of paper with the message, ‘If found dead, ship express collect’ to Corinth. In the book’s title story, a mother and her son (‘he realized he was too intelligent to be a success’) take a fatal bus ride in their home town; Asbury, the ailing young hero of ‘The Enduring Chill,’ who comes home to die (he thinks), has ‘the last film of illusion torn as if by a whirlwind from his eyes.’ In ‘A View of the Woods,’ a nine-year-old child, made in the image of her seventy-four-year-old grandfather, engages him in mortal combat. Ruby Turpin, the ‘respectable, hardworking, church-going’ heroine of ‘Revelation,’ receives an unwanted glimpse of divine truth in a doctor’s waiting-room. In ‘Greenleaf,’ Mrs. May, another pillar of society who works hard to keep her farm going, proves to be no match for her tenant manager. O. E. Parker, the hero of ‘Parker’s Back,’ who has a Byzantine Christ tattooed on his back, is forced in the end to answer to his full name. The heroes of two of the stories – Thomas, in the relentless ‘The Comforts of Home’ and Sheppard, in ‘The Lame Shall Enter First,’ a terrifying tale of the space-age - have in common good intentions, but in neither case are they realized. EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE is the most worthy memorial that Flannery O’Connor could have left behind to be added to her three previously published books. As Elizabeth Bishop has written, ‘I am sure her few books will live on and on in American literature.’. Mary Flannery O'Connor (March 25, 1925 – August 3, 1964) was an American writer and essayist, was born in Savannah, Georgia. An important voice in American literature, O'Connor wrote two novels and 32 short stories, as well as a number of reviews and commentaries. She was a Southern writer who often wrote in a Southern Gothic style and relied heavily on regional settings and grotesque characters. O'Connor's writing also reflected her own Roman Catholic faith, and frequently examined questions of morality and ethics. Her Complete Stories won the 1972 U.S. National Book Award for Fiction and was named the ‘Best of the National Book Awards’ by internet visitors in 2009. One of her hobbies was raising peacocks.

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Everything That Rises Must Converge

O'CONNOR, Flannery

New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1965. First. hardcover. fine/near fine. 8vo, cloth backed boards, d.w. N.Y.: Farrar, Straus, (1965). First Edition. Near fine, in a price-clipped dust wrapper.

  • Published: 1965
  • Condition: fine
  • Edition: First
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Everything That Rises Must Converge

O'CONNOR, Flannery

NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1965. The first edition (stated) of this, the author's fourth book -- published posthumously. In white dustwrapper that shows a bit of edgewear to spine ends, but is overall in very nice condition. . First Edition. Hard Cover. VG++/VG++ Price-Clipped.

  • Published: 1965
  • Condition: VG++
  • Edition: First Edition
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Everything That Rises Must Converge [ First printing]

O'connor , Flannery

London: Faber, 1966. First edition first printing hardback in dust jacket , fine book , in fine dust jacket , not price-clipped or torn , just slight yellowing to the white areas from age . All orders are sent in professional removable dust jacket plastic , double bubble-wrapped and in a strong box . We are a full time Independent bookseller established in 1999. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

  • Published: 1966
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
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Everything That Rises Must Converge: Library Edition

Flannery O'Connor

Other. New. Brand New, Perfect Condition. May Ship From Overseas, Free Upgrade to Priority Shipping.

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Everything That Rises Must Converge

O'connor, Flannery

Farrar, Straus And Giroux. Used - Good. Farrar, Straus And Giroux, 01/01/1977, Paperback, Good condition.

  • Condition: Used - Good
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Everything That Rises Must Converge

O'Connor, Flannery

FSG. Used - Good. FSG, 01/01/1965, Hardcover, Good condition. Good dust jacket.

  • Condition: Used - Good
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