Flannery O'Connor's Stories


O'Connor was a devout Catholic. From 1956 through 1964, she wrote more than one hundred book reviews for two Catholic diocesan newspapers in Georgia: The Bulletin, and The Southern Cross.[30] According to fellow reviewer Joey Zuber, the wide range of books she chose to review demonstrated that she was profoundly intellectual.[31] Her reviews consistently confronted theological and ethical themes in books written by the most serious and demanding theologians of her time.[32] Professor of English Carter Martin, an authority on O'Connor's writings, notes simply that her "book reviews are at one with her religious life."[32]

A prayer journal O'Connor had kept during her time at the University of Iowa was published in 2013.[33] It included prayers and ruminations on faith, writing, and O'Connor's relationship with God.[34][33][35]

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