Summer Reading Program ~ Flannery O’Connor
Yesterday, Loren reminded me that Jonathan Rogers is running a summer reading program over on his blog. Each week, his blog followers read one short story from Flannery O’Connor’s, The Complete Stories.
I have been following along, not commenting, because…um…I have nothing edifying to add.
But I’m learning a lot.
And though these stories are not for children, we children’s writers can improve by studying great authors.
I think this course would be of most interest to Christians (Protestant and Catholics alike) or someone who wants to study theme. At least so far, that seems to be what we’ve looked at over there. What is she really saying, when she writes about all these nasty characters?
Jonathan Rogers is highly qualified to lead the discussion, seeing as he has a Ph.D. in seventeenth century literature and he’s also written a biography on Ms. O’Connor.
So, if you want to improve your mind, get on over to Jonathan’s blog, posthaste.
And tomorrow, I’ll highlight one of the differences between dear Jonathan and me. He’s highbrow and I’m decidedly lowbrow. He gets people to follow him by inviting them to discuss great literature, and I am attempting to get people to follow me by bribing them (hint: scroll up and look to the right).
More on that tomorrow. For now, grab a copy of O’Connor’s stories and immerse yourself in some good writing with some, um…less-than-nice characters.
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