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Flannery O'Connor
(1925-1964) born on
Mar 25
US author. She wrote fierce, funny stories of Southern locales, e.g., "A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories," 1955.
Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.

Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.
The novel is an art form and when you use it for anything other than art, you pervert it.
Conviction without experience makes for harshness.
I am not afraid that the book will be controversial, I'm afraid it will not be controversial.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
R: In "New York Times Book Review," 21 May 1989.
A: "The Habit of Being," 1979.
N: "The Habit of Being," 1979.
K: "The Habit of Being," 1979.

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