That roar which lies on the other side of silence…

There are small moments within the letters of O’Connor and Gordon that open into larger worlds—moments I’ve been exploring without any goal or endposts. Here is one. On 29 January 1953, Flannery O’Connor wrote to her new friend Caroline Gordon about her reading of  George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Anne Evans): I got… Continue reading That roar which lies on the other side of silence…