Episode 13 The Fiction of Flannery O’Connor: Revelation

On Caren’s 50th birthday, she and Doug talk over Catholic writer Flannery O’Connor’s short story “Revelation.” What is the purpose behind O’Connor’s strange characters and often disturbing situations? What makes for the moral blindness of the good and upright folk such as Ruby Turpin? A look into the violent regions of grace in one Catholic writer’s vision. We end with our Top 10 O’Connor Tidbits.

Note: occasional background noise issue fixed and audio replaced (still has Bartleby barking through part of the Top 10, but it’s his show too.)

Show notes:

Flannery O’Connor’s Collected Works from the Library of America. This volume has everything you need: the short stories, both novels, essays, lectures, and the more important correspondence.

If you’d like to experience the wart-hogs at the Indianapolis Zoo, here you go.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker on how “tenderness leads to the gas chamber” at Patheos.

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