24 Jul 2018


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“All fiction is about human nature…Whenever I’m asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it is because we are still able to recognize one.”

– Flannery O’Connor

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Soren K

That, and you don’t have to look too far to find one. Frequently just down the hall will do.

Soren K

That… and when a Southern woman says “Oh, Hell no!”… it’s already too late.


In the South,”freak” is often analogous to “carpetbagger”!


O’Connor had a wonderful ability to deflate pretense – which comes from an ability to detect it in the first place.

We won’t see her like again.


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