The Writing Life

Flannery O’Connor

One – The collected letters of Flannery O’Connor, edited by Sally Fitzgerald, in The Habit of Being: they’ve been on my bookshelves for a couple of decades.

Two – I’ve been amazed by both how many readers have never heard of Flannery O’Connor and also by how many books about her are in the public library.

Three – O’Connor’s religiosity is inescapable.

Four – Joyce Carol Oates considers Flannery O’Connor in the context of her southern contemporaries.

Langston Hughes 

One – Letters exchanged with Carl Van Vechten also add loads of other Harlem Renaissance writers to my TBR. Short stories and other letters too. A glimpse of manuscript pages.

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