A Monumental Life

Flannery O’Connor died on August 3, 1964. Even her final years at Andalusia—bed to desk to window and beyond—marked a life larger than most of us can dream.

“I was roped and tied and resigned the way it is necessary to be resigned to death,” O’Connor wrote, trying to explain to Maryat Lee the experience of returning to the South. “I thought it would be the end of any creation, any writing… And as I told you by the fence, it was only the beginning.”

from Christine Flanagan, “A Monumental Life”

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