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Andalusia Farm was the home of celebrated Southern writer FLANNERY O'CONNOR (March 25, 1925 – August 3, 1964). Although her output is rather small (two novels and two collections of short stories), Flannery O’Connor is one of the great names in American fiction.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, Flannery O'Connor spent most of her later years on this farm in northern Georgia. She was deeply religious, but her twisted imagination and sublime style appeal to many non-believers too.

She was a Southern writer who often wrote in a sardonic Southern Gothic style and relied heavily on regional settings and supposedly grotesque characters, often in violent situations. Her writing reflected her Roman Catholic faith and frequently examined questions of morality and ethics.

Her most famous novel, 'Wiseblood', was turned into a movie by John Huston and found its way into popular culture, yet it is still puzzling and unsettling. She also wrote a second novel ‘The Violent Bear It Away’ (which I think is even better than her first) and two superb short story collections: ‘A Good Man Is Hard to Find’ and ‘Everything That Rises Must Converge’. Her "Complete Stories" won the U.S. National Book Award for fiction in 1972, albeit the collection was compiled posthumously.

Andalucia Farm is just outside Milledgeville in northern Georgia. You can visit it.

song title reference: John Campbell

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