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Apr 5Liked by Tsh Oxenreider

The Sacred and Profane Love podcast on Flannery O’Connor was so amazing. I just made my son listen to it because he also read A Good Man is Hard to Find recently.

https://sacredandprofanelove.com/podcast-item/flannery-oconnor-on-redemptive-love/

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Ooh, thank you!

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Have you heard this reading by O’Connor herself?

https://youtu.be/sQT7y4L5aKU?si=pqLo8qzDLRLJ7J71

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No! That’s amazing! That link brought up this deep dive on her work by the podcast host I mentioned. Also worth a spin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY-QjVHIVpo

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Yes, thank you!

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We too are traveling with the masses to your neck of the woods this weekend for the Eclipse!

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I’d love to hear more of your Flannery thoughts. I read that collection of essays (are you teaching the essay or the whole book?) and I think by the end I understood more of what she was doing. I don’t really enjoy it, but it’s not because I find them shocking, I don’t think. Maybe that it’s too easy to believe them? I think by the end I could see the hope.

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Thank you for the link to the O’Connor reading. I love her work and Shirley Jackson. They astound me with their ability to create an atmosphere that leaves you feeling the impending twist to what a straightforward, acceptable ending would be for the predictable type of story people assumed a woman would write.

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