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Flannery O’Connor

August 15th, 2011 by Robbie Bell

Flannery O’Connor grew up less than a mile from all three of our Savannah Vacation Homes. If time permits, it’s worth visiting the childhood home of the author during your stay in Savannah. Even people unfamiliar with her work will find her home interesting – particularly guests staying in the Mary O’Connor House, which was built in 1883 for Danniel O’Connor, the author’s uncle.

Flannery O’Connor lived at the house at 207 E Charlton Street from her birth in 1925 until 1938, shortly after her father was diagnosed with the Lupus that eventually killed him. After a short time in a primitive cabin on the outskirts of Atlanta, she and her mother moved to her mother’s family farm at Milledgeville, known as Andalusia. Other than a five years spent in Iowa, New York City, and Connecticut, O’Connor lived at Andalusia until her death (of Lupus) in 1961.

Flannery O’Connor’s voice is an important one in American literature. Her two novels and many short stories have been labeled gothic and grotesque, her voice sardonic and ironic; in reality her work defies easy categorization.

Fans of the author will find the Childhood Home of Flannery O’Connor interesting, as will people unfamiliar with her work. It is definitely worth visiting when next you stay at one of our Savannah GA Vacation Rentals.

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