Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I must admit to being put off by Flannery O'Connor from time to time. I enjoyed Wise Blood, but had a very hard time finishing The Violent Bear it Away. Literary critic and professor, Ralph Wood does a great job in a short space of dealing with the value and importance of this great American author, especially the intended Christian overtones that make their way through odd and often brutal books. His essay has had its (likely) intended effect on me - I will pick O'Connor back up and read her again.