Book Review: Mystery And Manners

Edge Induced Cohesion

Mystery And Manners:  Occasional Prose, by Flannery O’Connor

Writers often like to talk and write about writing, partly so that they may better understand themselves and their craft and to better justify their status and perspective as writers.  And even if writers do not always want to talk about their writing, they are often asked to do so by others who want to become better (known) writers themselves, and so those who have acquired some reputation as good writers are regularly asked to discuss their craft before other interested parties.  And this book is an example of this sort of phenomenon as well as the fact that such discussions are often repetitive, as is sometimes the case here.  Again, this repetition is not a bad thing.  People tend to ask repetitive questions of writers and if a writer has consistent thoughts about his or her craft, those replies are also…

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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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