Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The writer as star …

… Musings and Reviews: “You shall know the truth ... “

You know how John Wayne movies give you the feeling that you’re watching John Wayne play himself? In a similar (but good) way, Flannery O’Connor’s literary voice is always front and center in her stories and novels. And what a unique voice it is—a brilliant mind, a fierce tendency to call bull**** on hypocrisy, and a skillful rendering of regional characters and places, all delivered in low country dialect. Underestimate her—or her characters—at your peril. 
That's because Wayne — Like Cary Grant — created a persona for himself that proved adapatble to a wide variety of roles.

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