"to live within the tethers of desire is---again & again---to be shocked at how far they have come loose from reason..."
Thursday, March 25, 2010
FLANNERY O'CONNOR b MARCH 25TH 1925
"Faith is what someone knows to be true, whether they believe it or not."
i've believed for a while now that college freshmen should be handed copies of augustine's confessions, o'connor's collected short stories, dashiell hammett's the maltese falcon, charles olson's call me ishamel, w.c williams' in the american grain, ralph ellison's invisible man & james baldwin's the fire next time & be left alone to digest what's found in the pages of those books. what the hell do i know?