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Pale Fire: A Poem in Four Cantos by John Shade
Vladimir Nabokov, Brian Boyd
Pale Fire
Vladimir Nabokov
Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground New Edition
Michael Moynihan, Didrik Søderlind
Under Stones
Bob Franklin
The Erotic Potential of My Wife
David Foenkinos, Yasmine Gaspard
A Corner of White
Jaclyn Moriarty
Winter's Bone
Daniel Woodrell
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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
Neil Gaiman
The Beetle
Richard Marsh
Wreck This Journal
Keri Smith

Everything That Rises Must Converge

Everything That Rises Must Converge - Flannery O'Connor After reading "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" yesterday, I can't deny that O'Connor was an amazing writer. The issue of race is impossible to ignore though, so I'm keen to read further. I'd like to see how much of the racist sentiment in her work is her own, and how much is a reflection of what she saw around her. The introduction to this book, by Robert Fitzgerald, hints at the issue. It wouldn't be a credible discussion of Flannery O'Connor if it didn't. I'd like to believe that she was highlighting the racist attitudes of the time and place in order to effect change, but I suspect the answer lies somewhere in between the two extremes. For the time being, I'll continue to read the odd story and see if I can get closer to the truth.