It takes us back to the Deep South, reminds us that Flannery is THE American master of the short story. She is our Chekhov. And thx to Open Culture we can listen to Flannery reading her own infamous, legendary nightmare of a story “A Good Man is Hard to Find.” It’s strange and surprising to hear the audience react to the story, laughing at the jokes, completely engaged with Flannery as she reads. If you’ve never read this story, well, you’re in a for a treat. This is one of her best. Here’s the link. Thanks to the Big Red Rooster for the recommendation.

Mary Flannery O’Connor. b. 1925. d. 1964