This week we’re reading the last published story by Flannery O’Connor, “Parker’s Back,” which she apparently wrote while in the hospital. We talk about the story itself, O’Connor’s humor–which she maintained even in her final weeks–and her lifelong wrestling with Catholicism.
In the second half of the show, we bring back an old segment, in which we look at some academic writing about the story we read, and try to see if we can make heads or tails of it.
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