By Flannery O'Connor
The gathering that proven O’Connor’s attractiveness as one of many American masters of the fast tale. the amount comprises the prestigious identify tale, a story of the murderous fugitive The Misfit, in addition to “The Displaced Person” and 8 different tales.
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T. W ade-Gery, 3 3 it took 2,000 years for the 44 john Berryman: A Critical Commentary form of the Iliad to be recovered), he decided to have a 'clear narrative-and-meditative line', together with structural notes like those provided for the book version of Homage. Most of the Dream Songs written so far he already regarded as 'interludes, or fragmented'. (The language was to present just as difficult a problem as in Homage. ')3 4 The major problem outstanding in early April, 1958, was the overall organisation of what he called 'journey, action, structure'.
2 7 Berryman decided in the mid-fifties to make his own experiences, since 1953, available to the Songs, including what he regarded as the chaos of his life in New York City, Iowa, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. 28 He had the raw materials to hand in two works to which he applied himself for at least a year after his arrival in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1954. He had quit Iowa after a drunken altercation with his landlord which left him unwanted as a university teacher there, and came to Minneapolis in October of that year.
He tried to understand so clearly that he himself almost seemed to be trying to empathize. His questions were very detailed. Some he repeated and seemed dissatisfied with my answers. It was difficult to put into words just what birth pains felt like and, under J. 's questioning, I must have spent an hour or so trying. ' 37 But the point about the passage is that not only was Berryman true to his source, 38 as in the lines, everything down hardens, I press with horrible joy down my back cracks like a wrist (I9:5-7) but also that the literalness of the movement-heavily-stressed, an anguished stream-of-consciousness verging upon hallucinatory intensity-is precisely Berryman's object.
A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor