Tag Archives: Flannery O’Connor

Slate’s ‘Hang Up and Listen’ Totally Lacks 20-20 Heinz Sight

The hardworking staff yields to no man in our admiration and respect for Stefan Fatsis and Josh Levin, hosts of the excellent Hang Up and Listen podcast. But we feel compelled to take issue with last week’s edition in which … Continue reading

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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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