Thursday, 8 July 2010

Flannery O'Connor - 'Wise Blood'

Wise Blood wouldn't be where I'd start - or where I'd end, for that matter - if I were teaching Flannery O'Connor but it's still worth a read. There are also two excellent lectures about the novel, from Amy Hungerford of Yale University, available online, so if you are teaching the work of arguably the finest Catholic writer of the 20th Century you might want to download them.


  1. Where would you start and end with the author???

  2. Fair Question. There are some great short stories. I particularly like 'The Displaced Person' from 'A Good Man is Hard to Find' and 'Parker's Back' from 'Everything That Rises Must Converge'. There are also some great essays collected in 'Mystery and Manners'.