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Flannery O’Connor on Art, Integrity, and the Writer’s Responsibility to His or Her Talent
Flannery O’Connor on Art, Integrity, and the Writer’s Responsibility to His or Her Talent

“Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it.”

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

“There is something in us, as storytellers and as listeners to stories, that demands the redemptive act, that demands that what falls at least be offered the chance to be restored.”

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The Odd Habits and Curious Customs of Famous Writers
The Odd Habits and Curious Customs of Famous Writers

Color-coded muses, rotten apples, self-imposed house arrest, and other creative techniques at the intersection of the superstitious and the pragmatic.

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

“For me a dogma is only a gateway to contemplation and is an instrument of freedom and not of restriction.”

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Flannery O’Connor’s Little-Known Cartoons
Flannery O’Connor’s Little-Known Cartoons

“Everything has its testing point in the eye, and the eye is an organ that eventually involves the whole personality, and as much of the world as can be got into it.”

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