Sunday, August 07, 2005

If Flannery Had A Blog

Well, I finished Habit of Being and even though I knew Flannery O'Connor was dying at the end, her death still came as a shock. She was working so hard on Everything That Rises Must Converge in her final days, that I half thought she would make it on the sheer strength of her "littry" talent.

I picked up the book on the basis of Amy Welborn's essay Stalking Pride. I think I'm going to have to spend a little more time with Habit of Being before returning it to the library.

Oh, what a treat for blogdom it would be if Flannery had a blog. Alas, Flannery didn't live long to see the World Wide Web, but I have no doubt that she would have been a prodigious blogger if she were with us.