Friday, April 09, 2010

Flannery O'Connor 1925-1964

"It is said that when Henry James received a manuscript that he didn't like, he would return it with the comment, 'You have chosen a good subject and are treating it in a straightforward manner.' This usually pleased the person getting the manuscript back, but it was the worst thing that James could think of to say, for he knew, better than anybody else, that the straightforward manner is seldom equal to the complications of a good subject."

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