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Collected Works by Flannery O'Connor
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Jul 21, 10

bookshelves: literary-fiction, favorites, short-stories

I like Southern writers. Don't really know why. Maybe I just gravitate toward dialects, oppression, freakish humor, madness, and deeply (but beautifully) flawed people. Shall Flannery O'Connor be the answer I've been waiting for, to Faulkner and McCullers?

Anyway I'm two short stories and one novel in (A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Everything that Rises Must Converge, Wise Blood) and yes, I do think I've taken a shining to this Flannery woman.

Awesome. Full review(s) later!
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Reading Progress

06/25/2010 "oh god... are ALL of her stories this depressing?? D:"
06/30/2010 "Holy crap @ The Violent Bear It Away. This may be one of the most disturbing books I've ever read."

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