Easily among the finest short story writers America has produced, Flannery O'Connor was also a prolific and profound correspondent. Reflecting a golden age of Southern literature, this collection of O'Connor's previously unpublished letters includes her exchanges with Walker Percy, Caroline Gordon, Katherine Anne Porter, Robert Giroux, and movie critic Stanley Kauffmann. The letters explore such themes as creativity, faith, suffering, and writing, while sometimes confronting racism in American society during the civil rights era.
"This edifying and entertaining gathering offers a new portal onto a playful, spiritual, courageous, and indelible American master."—Booklist