Saturday, July 19, 2008

"when you end a Flannery O’Connor story, you’re furious at her...

because you say, 'Well what did that mean?!' You always think there were three missing pages where she was supposed to tell you what everything meant. And what you have to do is keep going over it and over it and over it until you figure it out. That’s the process of saving you. But Flannery really respects her audience. Now granted a lot of the audience misses the deeper level. But you know what, the ones who get it – it saves their soul."

I can vouch for that.

1 comment:

Julia said...

Eeeee, not such a fan of O'Connor. I'm more of a modernist and post-victorian kind of literature fan.

Upton Sinclair's books are pretty good. You should check him out.