How Racist Was Flannery O'Connor?
June 16, 2020 8:14 AM Subscribe
"O’Connor is now as canonical as Faulkner and Welty. More than a great writer, she’s a cultural figure: a funny lady in a straw hat, puttering among peacocks, on crutches she likened to 'flying buttresses.' The farmhouse is open for tours; her visage is on a stamp ... [But] letters and postcards she sent home from the North in 1943 were made available to scholars only in 2014, and they show O’Connor as a bigoted young woman." (SLNewYorker, June 22, 2020)
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