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Straight Blows with Crooked Sticks | The Hipster Conservative

21 Feb

Perhaps the best description of Flannery O’Connor’s worldview can be found in Matthew 11:12: “And from the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent bear it away” (Douay-Rheims, 1899). From that verse she extracted the title of her second novel–The Violent Bear It Away–and it described her attitude toward life very well. Salvation is free, but it isn’t cheap. The article “Straight Blows with Crooked Sticks,” courtesy of the Hipster Conservative blog, offers a look at this side of O’Connor’s stories.

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Posted by on February 21, 2013 in Classic Literature, Guest

 

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One response to “Straight Blows with Crooked Sticks | The Hipster Conservative

  1. Alicia

    February 21, 2013 at 2:28 am

    That article was written by someone I knew fairly well in a previous universe. Strange to see a conjunction of the universes.

     

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