Sometimes the Internet is just glorious.
I recently stumbled upon a rare recording of Flannery O’Connor reading her own story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” What an amazing find!
I’m going to admit something rather embarassing: her very thick Georgia accent totally surprised me! Writers are supposed to speak the King’s English, right? Even Southern writers. Now I’m going to have to read all her stories with that drawl.
Do yourself a favor. Pour a cup of coffee and discover how this story sounded in Flanney O’Connor’s head. What a treat!
Then listen to me and Tim and David talk about how much we love both this story and it’s author in Close Reads: Episode One A Good Man is Hard to Find.