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Author QuotedFlannnery O'Connor
Title QuotedEverything That Rises Must Converge
Date (Year/Month/Day)1965/04/23
Imprint[S.l.] : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1965
QuotationThen yesterday Flannery O'Connor's new book [Everything That Rises Must Converge, 1965] arrived and I am already well into it, grueling and powerful! A relentlessly perfect writer, full of tragedy and irony. But what a writer! And she knows every aspect of the American meanness, and violence, and frustration. And the Southern struggle of will against inertia.
Quotation SourceDancing in the Water of Life: Seeking Peace in the Hermitage. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 5, 1963-1965.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1997, p. 233
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