NYPL chooses Samway’s “FLANNERY O’CONNOR AND ROBERT GIROUX” in Top Dozen “Year in Archive” Titles

December 21st, 2018

From the citation:

Flannery O’Connor and Robert Giroux: A Publishing Partnership
Edited by Patrick Samway, S.J. (Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2018)

Along with Shirley Jackson and Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor is a central figure in Southern Gothic literature, known best for her short story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” and novel Wise Blood.  She was a client of publishers Farrar, Straus & Giroux from her second novel, The Violent Bear It Away, to her death in 1964, and Samway traces her development as an author, and the publication history of her work, through the letters of her editor Robert Giroux and her friend, the playwright Maryat Lee—all part of the Library’s Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records. —Meredith Mann