Book Review: Flannery O’Connor: In Celebration Of Genius

Edge Induced Cohesion

Flannery O’Connor:  In Celebration Of Genius, edited by Sarah Gordon

Unlike most of the likely readers of this book, I am not (yet) deeply familiar with the writing of Flannery O’Connor.  To be sure, I have read a fair amount about her, especially as she is a writer who comes up often in recommendations for literature by those who have either a Catholic or a Southern background, both of which are familiar to me.  And there is no question that the life of the subject of this work is worthy of being remembered–she is noted most often for her short fiction and she died young and was unable to write in the prolific manner that others do, and besides all of this she is certainly a writer with a great deal of quirkiness and a fair amount of irony in her approach.  All of this makes her easy for someone…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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