Culture

Mar 23, 2018

Sacred Cows: the underrated dark wit of Flannery O’Connor

Has O'Connor's debut novel been historically overlooked in favour of the Southern Gothics of McCarthy, Capote and Faulkner?

David Latham — Freelance writer

David Latham

Freelance writer

Sacred Cows is a new series dedicated to overrated cultural artefacts and the more deserving ones we’ve lost sight of in their shadows. Each installment will pose an argument for one or the other, re-evaluating the worth of a text and the praise it has (or hasn’t) received.

This week, David Latham makes the case for Flannery O'Connor's 1952 novel Wise Blood.

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