Flannery O’Connor on Sorry Religious Novels

Flannery O Connor, Having Decided To Stay, Bryana Johnson, sorry religious novel

 

The sorry religious novel comes about when the writer supposes that, because of his belief, he is somehow dispensed from the obligation to penetrate concrete reality. . .But the real novelist, the one with an instinct for what he is about, knows that he cannot approach the infinite directly, that he must penetrate the natural human world as it is.

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