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October 20, 2012 8:45 PM   Subscribe

Flannery O'Connor Soundboard. Based on audio snippets of O'Connor reading from "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" (previously) and from her lecture "Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction."
posted by Cash4Lead (15 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

 
A full minute? What is this, 2001?
posted by phunniemee at 8:47 PM on October 20, 2012 [2 favorites]


My high school English teacher's mom was really good friends with Flannery O'Connor and he and his brother used to go over to her house to play with her peacocks.
posted by phunniemee at 8:49 PM on October 20, 2012 [5 favorites]


Someone should teach that webdev about a thing called iteration.
posted by b1tr0t at 9:13 PM on October 20, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've never understood Flannery O'Connor but that that essay leads me to believe the problem is me and I should revisit her work.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:49 PM on October 20, 2012


Here is an mp3 of a O'Connor reading of A Good Man is Hard to Find.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:56 PM on October 20, 2012 [3 favorites]


Man, I can't wait to prank call some English professors with this gem!
posted by not_on_display at 11:13 PM on October 20, 2012 [7 favorites]


Till now I never realised how much I needed a recording of Flannery O'Connor saying "Ghosts can be very fierce & instructive".
posted by Prince Lazy I at 1:39 AM on October 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


I'm really glad to find this, including the MP3 of "A Good Man is Hard to Find." I've tried to find audio of O'Connor's voice before, never successfully. Thanks!
posted by Fists O'Fury at 5:41 AM on October 21, 2012


I adore Ms. O'Connor, and when I say this I mean it with all due respect: She is like a kindly Southern Grandmother who reads /b/ over her morning coffee while laughing gently to herself.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 8:02 AM on October 21, 2012 [12 favorites]


I would like to have Flannery O'Connor clips available for any occasion.
posted by doctornemo at 9:36 AM on October 21, 2012


(Wife and I took turns reading O'Connor stories out loud to each other, when we moved from Yankeeland to Louisiana. Was fine preparation.)
posted by doctornemo at 9:37 AM on October 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Doctornemo, given that Flannery O'Connor is a bit grim, I'm not sure exactly how to take that.

“Everything That Rises Must Converge” has some truly awful nearly gothic descriptions of the town.


She would have been a good woman,” The Misfit said, “if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life.”
posted by BlueHorse at 10:01 AM on October 21, 2012


Why oh why can't I download these individually? I want to make "it's going to be WILD" my birth control reminder alarm.
posted by sonmi at 10:08 AM on October 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


As a creepy Southern woman with a tiny reedy voice, I am very happy to see this.

(I do, in fact, say "I 'preciate it" to people every day, here in New England where I live. It's a reflex. Some kind of surgery would be required to correct it, and I have never cared to undertake the expense.)
posted by Countess Elena at 1:13 PM on October 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


I occasionally don't even bother with the "I"... just "per-she-ate-it". Luckily for me, I remain firmly rooted in Texas.
posted by owtytrof at 10:10 AM on October 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


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