As high schoolers, many of us were tasked with reading Flannery O’Connor’s short fiction, perhaps against our will. My first O’Connor experience was reading "A Good Man is Hard to Find" in a sophomore year English class. The story outlines one elderly woman's darkly humorous car trip with her son's family and concludes with the murder of each family member by a serial killer known only as "The Misfit."
|Flannery O'Connor, age six.|
|Samples of O'Connor's correspondence.|
|Recordings in Emory's archive reveal O'Connor's snarky response to criticism.|