By Flannery O'Connor
The gathering that demonstrated O’Connor’s recognition as one of many American masters of the fast tale. the amount includes the prestigious name tale, a story of the murderous fugitive The Misfit, in addition to “The Displaced Person” and 8 different tales.
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To get out of the house, to de-domesticate the landscape that had so far been the site of my work. To travel. 1 A pivotal text in her body of work, it takes up several of the concerns central to her earlier novels (such as the deleterious effects of American cultural norms – especially capitalism and patriarchy – upon African Americans). But rather than focusing on a pair or a trio of young girls or women, this novel centers on several generations of an African Toni Morrison: Writing the Moral Imagination, First Edition.
She looks back on her childhood and sees that while her experience may not have conformed to the Dick and Jane ideal, she was surrounded by love: Love, thick and dark as Alaga syrup, eased up into that cracked window. I could smell it – taste it – sweet, musty, with an edge of wintergreen in its base – everywhere in that house. It stuck, along with my tongue, to the frosted windowpanes. It coated my chest, along with the salve, and when the ﬂannel came undone in my sleep, the clear, sharp curves of air outlined its presence on my throat.
P. 206) Sula Morrison’s second novel, Sula, confounds binary oppositions. As Deborah E. McDowell has observed, in reading this work, “We enter a new world . . ”3 Indeed, throughout the text, Morrison interrogates the ground upon which individual and collective identities are constructed. Sula is divided into two sections and then subdivided into chapters entitled by dates ranging from 1919 to 1965. It opens with a prologue narrated from the point of view of the present which tells the story of its setting, a community called the Bottom.
A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor