A Good Misfit Is Hard to Find: Professor Cannon on Flannery O'Connor's Short Story

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

BOOKS OF SOME SUBSTANCE (SAN FRANCISCO) -- In this latest installment of the Books of Some Substance podcast, San Francisco State University English Professor Sarita Cannon returns to talk about the violent grace (or graceful violence?) of Flannery O’Connor’s short story A Good Man Is Hard to Find. Listen in as Nick and Sarita talk about the curious relationship between Catholicism and the grotesque, how O’Connor can keep a live audience laughing right up until a story plunges into mass murder, and the intriguing, dark-prophet nature of The Misfit. Somewhat surprisingly, zero Glenn Danzig references were made.