Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Little Bit of Flannery ... and How to See

More from The Habit of Being.
To Ben Griffith
4 May 1955


Occasionally I see the Georgia Review but not often; however, it would be very agreeable to me to see something written about my work for local consumption by somebody who knows something. Recently I talked in Macon (nobody had ever heard tell of me, of course) and it was announced in the paper the next day that I was a "writer of the realistic school." I presume the lady came to this conclusion from looking at the cover of the drugstore edition of Wise Blood. In a few weeks I am going to talk to some more ladies in Macon and I am going to clear up that detail. I am interested in making up a good case for distortion, as I am coming to believe it is the only way to make people see.
Flannery O'Connor, The Habit of Being

1 comment:

  1. She died 46 years ago today.