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Apr 10, 2012 05:54PM

53954 How did i get from Flannery to celibacy.
SPEC; FO had a debilitating disease that might have made her celibate and surely added to her cynicism.
I think she died at 39?
I think she was Catholic in the Protestant south?

A famous football player got in trouble in her home town in Georgia. I used to be a fan of his and i hope marriage has made him a better person. Time will tell.

NOw i'm off the topic again and the nuns out of my past are looking down on me from heaven and glaring.
''Stick to the point Chuck''

More after May first. I'll be reading but maybe not responding.
Apr 10, 2012 05:46PM

53954 PUBLISH OR PERISH.
i HAVE STORIES AND BOOK REVIEWS PUBLISHED BUT NO BOOK. But I have a job with medical benefits. Kerouac said for writing Coffee coffee and more coffee but coffee made me sick at a wake and it's not good for you but K drank himself to death it wasnt the coffee that killed him and i'm not recommending coffee.
Ephedra was good but they took it off the market and i'm glad they did because a little dose made my heart race and no writing is worth that.
They say ephedra is like viagra but i prefer celibacy ... no love is worth those heart palpitations.
Apr 10, 2012 05:33PM

53954 My neighbourhood is under siege by Misfits plural and i've been offered all this overtime i'm too poor to turn down so i'll respond later. Flannery is notorious for her lack of empathy and that's why people love her and hate her. I have a second of empapthy for Bayley Boy when son kicks the seat while dad's driving, but that's it. I hope I have the right story and i hope my town has not made the national news although i think we're on BBC.
Nothing like death to make a person famous:
F Scott
Class of 27
Virginia Woolf
N. West
kerouac

Some people think John Lennon was klled for marketing purposes, and i think they're serious.
Apr 10, 2012 04:49AM

53954 i love Flannery and i want to particapate but my city is distraught and i've been offered this ugly overtime that i cant afford to reject ... but i will have time to read comments

I hope to participate soon but i'm skeptical until maybe may first
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Apr 05, 2012 08:24AM

53954 I'm in ... the kids call me a luddite ... sometimes i have so much trouble navigating this sight ... greatesT story ever told = ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE ... Gabo Marquez
Apr 04, 2012 11:42AM

53954 For those who hate happy endings ... Flannery O'connor A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND ... title story first and then ???''good country people'' same volume???
Mar 18, 2012 03:48PM

53954 A friend of mine loves CLOUD ATLAS and i enjoyed it very much. My book on the Pulitzer ... just started ... is at leasT a year or two away ... It will start with A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD and go backwards to 1948 ALL THE KING'S MEN ... I think Mitchell is British and not eligible for Pulitzer just as M Atwood is eligible for the Booker but not the Pulitzer, an issue i attend to address. Now I'm going to try to add you as a friend if I can figure out how to do it. This website is hard to navigate sometimes.
Mar 12, 2012 11:48PM

53954 I have fond memories of ARUNDEL and RABBLE IN ARMS, which seem to have the same characters, but that was many years ago. I hope KR's won a Pulitzer because i'm writing a book on the subject.
Mar 10, 2012 10:55PM

53954 Hey Grace,
I'm writng a book on the pulitzer prize and I look forward to reading this one. Best ones so far are GILEAD and A THOUSAND ACRES.
Mar 10, 2012 03:16AM

53954 How about Kenneth Roberts? Does he count as an historical novelist? I enjoyed him in my Youth, espec.
NORTHWEST PASSAGE.
Mar 09, 2012 07:09PM

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Mar 08, 2012 02:47AM

53954 JS: I'll send you a whole list of F O'connor to read and in what sequence ... if you dont hear from me in ten days remind me ... ''Good Country People'' comes to mind ... There are many people out there who dont like her i guess because she's so abrasive
Mar 08, 2012 02:44AM

53954 i LIKE ALL 11 OF THESE WRITERS...
HEM; ''hILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS.''
TREVOR ''THE RAISING OF ELVIRA TREMLETT''
ATWOOD ''DEATH BY LANDSCAPE''
JOHNSON ''OUT ON BAIL''
MUNRO ''DEEP-HOLES''
STONE ''HELPING''
VAN MORRISON; ''MADAME GEORGE'' is as good as any piece of poetry ever written

KA PORTER; that story about the American living in Berlin i cant remember the name of it but it's a great story...
Feb 23, 2012 08:01AM

53954 ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

UNDERWORLD by don delillo ...


DON QUIXOTE Edith Grossman translation ...


THE BLIND ASSASSIN by Margaret Atwood ...
Feb 23, 2012 07:51AM

53954 does a song count as s short story? ... ''madame george'' by Van Morrison is my all time favorite song and it tells a story and it's full of empathy that would rival Alice Munro at her best
Feb 23, 2012 07:48AM

53954 I SHOOK HANDS WITH ROBERT STONE ... FUN WITH PROBLEMS, his collection has one of the funniest stories i've erer read but i cant find my copy
Feb 23, 2012 07:42AM

53954 william trevor ''the raising of elvira tremlett'' ...
denis johnson ''out on bail'' ...
margaret atwood ''death by landscape''...
alice munro ''DEEP-HOLES'' ...
robert stone ''helping'' .. and every story in that collection called BEAR AND HIS DAUGHTERS
Feb 21, 2012 12:39AM

53954 Don King does a cool reading of ''Sweet are the uses of adversity'' if anybody can find it i'd love to hear it again
Feb 21, 2012 12:35AM

53954 GB Shaw is fun to read because of those parenthetical comments.
If I was teaching high school Shakespeare I would teach JULIUS CAESAR first because that seems like the easiest one to read and the kids would think JC is cool because of how he talks about himself in the third person...
Feb 20, 2012 06:30PM

53954 I saw BENT on Broadway with richard gere. gere wasn't all that good but the other guy was a fabulous actor.
Gotta go to work. More to come.
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