In this class, we will explore the work and life of American author Flannery O’Connor.
One of the most widely anthologized American short story writers, Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964) is a study in complexity: a great short story writer who was (on her own judgment) a disappointing novelist; sufferer of an acute illness who regarded it as a divine reward that sharpened her writing; a would-be recluse who was also one of the most garrulous of letter writers; and not at all least, an orthodox Roman Catholic whose violent and disturbing stories have presented a conundrum to many who feel they could otherwise identify with her religiously.
This class is a collaboration with the Marty Center at the University of Chicago Divinity School.
Four sessions. $215/$193.50. Led by Rick Rosengarten