Sunday, January 21, 2024

Flannery O’Connor seems to have been fluent …

… St. Thomas Aquinas With a Southern Drawl | The Russell Kirk Center. (Hat tip,  Dave Lull.

… Professor Ference has made a major contribution to O’Connor reading and study. In the final chapter, the author asserts, “I do not think it is an exaggeration to argue that the soul of O’Connor’s fiction is Thomism.” He adds, “If a student desires to understand what gives O’Connor’s narrative art life, he or she must study O’Connor’s Hillbilly Thomism.” While this might overstate the case, Ference makes as strong an argument as anyone has for its veracity. 

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