Thursday, September 30, 2010
"A Good Man is Hard to Find"
So I assigned Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find" which is one of several O'Connor stories in our anthology. It turned to be great timing, because I was really too sick yesterday to do much teaching--a bad cold at its peak--and so instead, I played a recording of O'Connor reading the story and also reading an excerpt from her essay about The Grotesque in Southern Literature (which you can find in the Library of America volume of her complete works).
I first heard these recordings this summer at Sewanee and had a little trouble locating them on the internet, but I found them at this blog: The Morning Oil: Flannery! It's pretty special to hear this story in her voice.