"Wise Blood" by Flannery O’Connor – A Short Review

I finished Flannery O’Connor’s first novel, Wise Blood (1952), a few months ago and just now am finding time to post a word about it.

I believe Wise Blood is among the most helpful refutations of one (or more) of the most pernicious intellectual and spiritual idea(s) plaguing common people and academics today.  But if I spoke in detail about which one(s), I would diminish your experience of Ms. O’Connor’s masterful response.  O’Connor believed one of the chief aims of the fiction writer is to make the experience of a story concrete for the reader.  So, my strong suggestion is that you pick up the book and allow her to give you that concrete experience.

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