38 Comments in Nine Sentences, from Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find”.


Since I first read her work in a Landscape and Setting class I took in college, Flannery O’Connor has been one of my favorite writers, and her short-story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” is something near divine perfection. I’ve recently started reading Brad Gooch’s Flannery: A Life, so I thought I’d return to the story that first drew me to all things O’Connor, and take a very close look at nine sentences close to the end. (Click on the two files below for the comments; if you haven’t read the full story before, do so now, as the passage I’ve chosen ruins the ending.)


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