Tag Archives: O’Connor

Topic of Discussion: Flannery O’Connor

I’m doing this because it has been twice suggested to me that this would be a cool idea. So I’m tossing this out there: who has read O’Connor’s short story A Temple of the Holy Ghost? Thoughts? Observations?

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Reading: The Terrible Speed of Mercy. A spiritual biography of Flannery O’Connor

I’m just going to have to admit that this woman is easily as fascinating as her work. I’m barely into the third chapter, and it becomes obvious that her awareness of the human condition was extraordinary. But the way she … Continue reading

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Flannery O’Connor and the inevitable need for a Palette cleanser 

In October of 1992, a long-haired, erstwhile rock star boarded a cruise ship and sailed towards the Virgin Islands. That would-be guitar god was me. An unrefined and generally self-absorbed bit of stock I was. Part of the way my … Continue reading

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On Monday’s show 

it seems I’ve got the reflexive need to mention Flannery O’Connor’s works right now. But I can’t help it. As I was reading her story (and my current favorite) The Lame Shall Enter First, I could not help but think … Continue reading

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It’s official. I am a fan of Flannery O’Connor

I believe I’ll make this my shortest post ever with: Nuff said.

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I’m Blaming Flannery O’Connor for that last bit of callow humor

So I just finished reading Flannery O’Connor’s short story, A View of the Woods.  I need not say any more.  I had no idea that, the image I had in my mind of how O’Connor’s work was supposed to be … Continue reading

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Vlog: Flannery O’Connor, recidivism, and cheap eyeglass decorum

Now Steve, you didn’t really expect depth from me, did you?

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The aesthetics of old books

I happen to be lucky enough to live right near a used bookstore that is a literal BEHEMOTH of a bookstore–I’m talking about the acetone-ridden aircraft carrier with sticks and stacks of shelves . . . two-books deep sometimes, with the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s roundup

So now comes the tug-of-war for my synaptic dedication.  I’ve already managed to pull five or six books off the shelf, assuming this one to be the one I’m going to read next.  And trust me; there is no rhyme … Continue reading

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Flannery O’Connor can wreck a perfectly good ape-suit caper

Leave it to my friend Steve to start me down Flannery Avenue this late in the game.  Officially, this is my first story of hers I have ever read.  I’m sure that is appalling to some, and I simply can’t … Continue reading

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