Wise blood were published between 1946 and 1952 in

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Wise Blood were published between 1946 and 1952 in "Accent," "Sewanee Review," "Tomorrow," "Mademoiselle," "Partisan Review," and "New World Writing." (Garraty 582) Then she received a Master of Arts in Literature in 1947 she lived at the writers' colony at Saratoga Springs for a short time. Then O'Connor lived in New York until she got sick in 1950 and moved back home, to Georgia. (Garraty 582) When O'Connor returned to Georgia, her condition was diagnosed as disseminated lupus. She was admitted to Emory Hospital in Atlanta and remained there until she was discharged in the spring of 1951.
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O'Connor and her mother moved to "Andalusia.." Even during the years in Andalusia she regularly received honors and awards for her work. (Garraty 582) In 1954 o's' short story collection The Life You Save May be Your Own was selected for publication in O. Henry Prize Stories of 1954. Although her condition worsened she still corresponded widely and even traveled to lecture and give readings even though she was on crutches after 1955. In 1959 her condition stabilized and she and her mother traveled to Lourdes and Rome. In early 1964 a benign abdominal tumor was removed, but in the end all the operation succeeded in doing was speed up the development of her lupus. And after a long, painful illness, that had also claimed her father, she died on August 3, 1964 in Milledgeville. (Garraty 583) During her life O'Connor was almost universally admired, but not fully understood author. She was an author who filled her stories with characters who
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