Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Flannery O'Connor in Her Own Voice

I have to share a treasure with you, come to me thanks to the blog First Things. Use the title link of this post (above) to go to a little article about O'Connor and the precious links to audio files from a radio broadcast O'Connor made the year before she died.

As I listened to her lecture about the grotesque in Southern literature, I was amazed at O'Connor's eloquence and wit and warmed by her familiar voice, feeling protective of her against the opinions of those who might think her a slight thing because of her childlike tone and Southern accent. I am as I type this listening to her reading of "A Good Man is Hard to Find."

Enjoy!

1 comment:

Renee said...

Cindy, this is wonderful!!! I have a real "thing" for being able to hear authors talk about their work. Listening to her talk, in her sweet southern voice, about "the grotesque" is interesting!

Next week my middle-schoolers are going to hear Wilson Rawls. His story is not grotesque, but beautiful and heartwarming.

-Renee