Tag Archives: Flannery O’Connor

Shut Up: Ring Lardner Explained

From the first time I read a Ring Lardner short story (“Haircut,” I believe, like a billion other American high schoolers), I’ve been a huge fan of his work. So much so that back in the ’70s and ’80s I … Continue reading

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Boston Herald Readers Have Unsuspected Depth

From Monday’s Boston Herald Letters to the Editor: Eagan panned Margery Eagan reminds me of that character in Flannery O’Connor’s “Wise Blood,” an angry apostate hell-bent on starting a new church (“A hard pill for bishops to swallow,” Feb. 9). … Continue reading

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If You Ever Plan To Motor West

Well the Missus and I took a spin out to the Berkshires to examine the artwork currently on view there and this is what we saw: • The Clark’s landmark exhibit “Picasso Looks at Degas,” which brilliantly traces the lines … Continue reading

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Southern F(r)iction

Novelist Elizabeth Spencer has the Wall Street Journal’s Five Best feature this week, subheadlined: Elizabeth Spencer chooses her favorite works of Southern fiction Problem is, none of them were written by Flannery O’Connor. Look – somebody’s favorites are somebody’s favorites. But … Continue reading

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