Teaching Flannery O’Connor

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At the Millions, there is a terrific appreciation of the great Flannery O’Connor as a writer, southerner, Catholic…

In “The Teaching of Literature,” an address to English teachers later collected into an essay, O’Connor assails the “utilitarian” approach of doctoral studies in English, where it is assumed that novels “must do something, rather than be something.”

While you’re at it, you might as well read “Good Country People” and see what great writing looks like.

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