A Late Encounter with the Enemy

A review of Wise Blood

No question, Flannery's novels are strong meat.  If one finds Wise Blood odd, it's good to move onto, as Flannery calls in in one of her essays (quoting a woman asking for it in a bookstore, "The Bear that Ran Away With It"

I love them as much as the short stories, but both novels are very strange journeys.  But then, from brief exposure, it would seem to be what one might expect.


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