Please join us at the home of Karen and Ken Nelson in the Mt. Washington area for an oral reading and discussion of “Revelation” by Flannery O’Connor. No advanced reading is required, although you are welcome to do so. Also, please bring a favorite snack or beverage to share.
Shortly before Flannery O’Connor succumbed to lupus in 1964 at age 39, she wrote the short story “Revelation,” which became part of the 1965 published collection Everything That Rises Must Converge. A writer whose work has been described as Southern Gothic because of its somewhat grotesque characters, O’Connor wryly observes and describes an array of physical, racial, social, economic, and cultural differences that tend either to bring people together or to set them apart. In addition, O’Connor’s background as a Roman Catholic plays a critical role in her examination of moral or ethical issues.
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