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It isn't effortless to put Mary Flannery O'Connor in a literary culture, and it really is too early to judge her paintings or position it in our literature, yet a few beginnings will be tried. regardless of the present opinion, she was once basically a novelist, now not a brief tale author, and accordingly her novels are larger and extra vital than even the simplest of her tales. Any dialogue of her theology can basically be initial to, now not an alternative to, aesthetic research and review. The strengths of her writing are these traits in it which were so much disliked and attacked: the apocalyptic violence, the gruesome imaginative and prescient, the vulgarity. The weaknesses of her fiction come from a misjudgment in craft, within which her tales come to depend too usually and too robotically on dying to finish them. even if, she exercised her intelligence, mind's eye, and craft such a lot successfully, and her early demise could have disadvantaged the area of unforeseeable marvels.

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