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Everything That Rises Must Converge


The short story “Everything That Rises Must Converge” by Flannery O’Connor, appeared in her 1965 collection of stories with the same title. O'Connor skillfully wove several themes into this short story, such as social superiority, race relations between black and white people of the U. S. South in the 1950's, and inter-generational conflicts.



Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PS3565 .C57
  • PZ4 .O183



Circulating Books – A Selected List


  •  Bloom, Harold (Ed.). Flannery O’Connor. 1999.

                           Call Number: PS3565 .C57 Z66783 1999

  • Brinkmeyer, Robert H., Jr. The Art and Vision of Flannery O’Connor. 1993.

                      Call Number: PS3565 .C57 Z587 1993

  •  Gordon, Sarah. Flannery O'Connor: The Obedient Imagination. 2000.

                       Call Number: PS3565 .C57 Z6796 2000

  • Hurley, Jennifer A. (Ed.). Readings on Flannery O’Connor. 2001.

                         Call Number: PS3565 .C57 Z847 2001

  •  O’Connor, Flannery. Everything That Rises Must Converge. 1965.

                           Call Number: PZ4 .O183 Ev

  • Paulson, Suzanne Morrow. Flannery O’Connor: A Study of the Short Fiction. 1988.

                        Call Number: PS3565 .C57 Z83 1988

  • Whitt, Margaret Earley. Understanding Flannery O’Connor. 1995.

                      Call Number: PS3565 .C57 Z94 1995



LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms


  • Everything That Rises Must Converge (Keywords)
  • O’Connor, Flannery (Subject)
  • O’Connor, Flannery – Criticism and Interpretation (Subject)



Reference Materials


  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 13, pg. 419

o   Vol. 15, pgs. 410, 413

o   Vol. 21, pgs. 269, 276

o   Vol. 104, pgs. 112-202

  •  Critical Survey of Short Fiction Call Number: REF PN3321 .C7 2001

o   Vol. 5, pg. 1799

  • Literature and Its TimesCall Number: REF PN50 .L574 1997

o   Vol. 5, pgs. 88-94

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition)Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o   Vol. 3, pgs. 1234-36

  • Short Story Criticism –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 341, 363

o   Vol. 23, pg. 227

o   Vol. 61, pgs. 153, 156, 201, 203, 228

o   Vol. 82, pgs. 45, 49-50, 61, 63-5, 67, 70, 72, 74, 78, 93-5, 97-100, 102-04, 115-18, 121, 123, 125, 127-28, 135, 137-43,

      146-56, 163, 165

  • Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o   Vol. 10, pgs. 79-109

  • Twentieth-Century Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771 .G27

o   Vol. 132, pgs. 229, 232, 246, 284, 287-290, 320, 358



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Last Revised on November 21, 2021


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