O'Conner, Flannery. (1961). Everything that rises must converge. p. 271-284.
O'Connor, Flannery. "A Good Man is Hard to Find." Literature: An Introduction to Fiction,
Poetry, and Drama. X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia, eds. New York: Longman. 1999.
-. "Everything that Rises Must Converge." The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. New York:
W.W. Norton and Company. 1981. Print.
Elie, Paul. The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage. NY:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003. Print. This book compares the lives of four Sourthern writers. Its assessment of O'Connor and her works is at time simplistic, but often informative despite a tendency to being overly-critical. Its analysis of "Everything That Rises" is helpful in illustrating O'Connor's own views on race relations.
McCarthy, John F. "Human Intelligence vs. Divine Truth: The Intellectual in Flannery O'Connor's Works." The English Journal, Vol. 55, No. 9 (Dec., 1966), pp. 1143-1148. Print. This essay analyzes several stories by O'Connor. Its focus on "Everything That Rises" shows direct connection to O'Connor's own thoughts on the story and reveals McCarthy as one who has attempted to penetrate the story's surface.
O'Connor, Flannery. The Habit of Being. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1979. Print.
This collection of O'Connor's correspondence throughout her career is very revealing of her own thoughts concerning her work. She shows in her letters that "Everything That Rises" is more than just a story about race relations, and is more symbolic of modern man's lack of grace and charity.
White, David Allen. "Wise Blood and Short Stories." Audio Cassette. MN: St. Thomas
Aquinas Seminary, 1996. This lecture given and recorded at a Minnesota seminary provides superb analysis of O'Connor's short story. White views O'Connor's works from her own traditional Catholic viewpoint and thus reads the symbols therein as aspects of a spiritual journey and the battle of the soul between Heaven and Hell.
"Analysis." Retrieved May 3, 2009 from http://swc2.hccs.cc.tx.us/htmls/rowhtml/foc/analysis.html
Beck-Watt, Sebastian. "Literary analysis: Racial prejudice in Everything That Rises Must Converge, by Flannery O'Connor." Helium. Retrieved May 3, 2009 from http://www.helium.com/items/914481-literary-analysis-racial-prejudice-in-everything-rises-converge-flannery
O'Connor, Flannery. "Everything that Rises Must Converge."
Rath, Sura Prasad and Shaw, Mary Neff. Flannery O'Connor. University of Georgia Press, 1996
Robillard, Douglas. The Critical Response to Flannery O'Connor. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004