The Barber (short story)

"The Barber" is an early short story by the American author Flannery O'Connor. It is one of the six stories included in O'Connor's 1947 master's thesis The Geranium: A Collection of Short Stories and was first published in New Signatures I: A Selection of College Writing in 1948. It later appeared in the 1971 collection The Complete Stories. The story involves a professor who feels a need to explain his liberal political views to a conservative barbershop.[1]

The Barber
by Flannery O'Connor
CountryUnited States
Genre(s)Southern Gothic
Published inNew Signatures
Publication typeBook
PublisherJames A. Decker
Publication date1948


  1. ^ Richard Giannone, Flannery O'Connor, hermit novelist (University of Illinois Press, 2000)