Anyone a Flannery O'Connor fan?

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Anyone a Flannery O'Connor fan?

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apr 23, 2008, 12:10 am

I just read a few of her short stories and they are amazingly written. Creepily good. ;-) What do you all think?

PS: Seamus Heaney is AMAZING!

apr 23, 2008, 2:27 am

A big fan of Flannery O'Connor who was too soon taken away from us. A wicked sense of humor. I'm not sure I'd categorize her as Irish literature--more southern at times or Southern gothic--a nod or two to William Faulkner. Anyway my daughter has been complaining all year about some of the classic american fiction she's had to read in her AP class--Sherwood Anderson, Edith Wharton, Upton Sinclair, Sinclair Lewis--so I got her a copy of Wiseblood for her birthday in mid-March but I don't think she's opened it yet.

apr 23, 2008, 2:36 am

Yes I suppose you are right she is Irish American so ti doesn't really count. So sad. Tell your daughter you'll ground her if she doesn't read FO. jk. She'll love it I'm sure; perfect for high schoolers I think. Wickedly hilarious just what kids at that age love...or at least I do and I'm not much older than high schoolers. haha.

apr 23, 2008, 12:42 pm

She is 16 and can be stubborn. Well--that is not always a bad thing. I also gave her John Kennedy Toole's Confederacy of dunces which is also very funny.

jun 3, 2009, 10:58 am

Hi there,

It's been a very long time since I've read her stories, but i remember liking them. What's the name of the story where the man runs off with a woman's artificial leg?