Member Blogs > Gothica Books'Young God': A Gothic creep show – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  • Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:08:00    Permalink

    Katherine Faw Morris

    At the end of Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” The Misfit, an escaped convict who’s just ordered an entire family shot dead, denies that murdering the doddering old lady who frantically tried to save his soul brought him joy: “Shut up, Bobby Lee. It’s no real pleasure in life.”

    O’Connor’s Southern Gothic stories were full of grotesque violence, but Catholic ideals of redemption always lurked in background. Murder, as The Misfit claims, is “no real pleasure.”

    via 'Young God': A Gothic creep show – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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