25 March 2009

Flannery O'Connor's Birthday


Flannery O'Connor would have turned 89 today. The Georgia-born writer of, from what I can tell, the best short story, "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," is a Southern Gothic writer. Deeply Catholic, O'Connor would publicly read the story and start laughing hysterically (despite the on-the-surface not funniness of its subject matter), which makes her crazy ass one of my favorite people ever. Happy Birthday, Ms. O'Connor!

Read "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" online, in honor of the late great. You'll be doing yourself a favor.

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