Margin Notes
Jim Shepard, author of Love and Hydrogen and You Call That Bad, takes a close look at Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”.
Over in the Atlantic, he tries to parse O’Connor’s understanding of epiphanies, writing that at best they’re short lived:

[O’Connor] believes that we’re essentially sinners. She’s saying: Don’t think for a moment that because you’ve had a brief instant of illumination, and you suddenly see yourself with clarity, that you’re not going to transgress two days down the road.

Image: Jim Shepard’s well worn copy of “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”. Via The Atlantic.

Margin Notes

Jim Shepard, author of Love and Hydrogen and You Call That Bad, takes a close look at Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”.

Over in the Atlantic, he tries to parse O’Connor’s understanding of epiphanies, writing that at best they’re short lived:

[O’Connor] believes that we’re essentially sinners. She’s saying: Don’t think for a moment that because you’ve had a brief instant of illumination, and you suddenly see yourself with clarity, that you’re not going to transgress two days down the road.

Image: Jim Shepard’s well worn copy of “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”. Via The Atlantic.

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