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Flannery O'Connor Sitting Under Her Self-Portrait

“ Flannery O’Connor, Southern writer (of the novel Wise Blood and short stories) - died this day in aged from lupus… “Whenever I’m asked why Southern writers particularly have a.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937) was born into a tightly controlled society known as "Old New York" at a time when women were discouraged from achieving anything beyond a proper marriage.    Wharton broke through these strictures to become one of America's greatest writers.

Author EDITH WHARTON, “Ah, good conversation - there's nothing like it, is there? The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.” --Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

Writing for the Godless: Flannery O’Connor on Dogma, Belief, and the Difference Between Religion and Faith

Flannery O’Connor on Dogma, Belief, and the Difference Between Religion and Faith

Flannery O’Connor on Why the Grotesque Appeals to Us, Plus a Rare Recording of Her Reading “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” ― Flannery O'Connor. O'Connor reads "A Good Man is Hard to Find." http://www.openculture.com/2012/05/rare_1959_audio_flannery_oconnor_reads_a_good_man_is_hard_to_find.html

Listen to Dearly Departed Authors Read Their Work

How I love the work of Flannery O'Connor. The passage I read is from her O’Connor’s essay “Writing Short Stories,” in Mystery and Manners.

The adorable, charming genius, Roberto Burle Marx in a playful mood.

Roberto Burle Marx (August São Paulo – June Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian landscape architect (as well as a painter, print maker, ecologist, naturalist, artist and musician) whose.

Flannery O’Connor’s Self-Portrait

Today is Flannery O’Connor’s birthday. It is an altogether appropriate Holy Day for Flannery O’Connor…

Flannery O’Connor’s First Communion, age 7 (already a quick and serious brain in that little head)

Flannery O’Connor’s First Communion, age 7 (already a quick and serious brain in that little head)

Flannery O'Connor

Reason, Fiction and Faith: a conference on Flannery O’Connor

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