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David, Tim, and I are getting ready to launch a new Close Reads series on Pride and Prejudice. In preparation for that discusion, here's an article I wrote on Pride and Prejudice four years ago.
Angelina Stanford and Tim McIntosh are two of our best friends here at CiRCE - and two of our favorite people to discuss books with. That's why when we were discussing who should co-host our Close Reads podcast they quickly jumped to the top of the list. One year later we've spent hours and hours discussing shorts stories and novels and laughing uproariously at our own terrible jokes. But then we got to thinking about what it actually means to read something closely. The show is called Close Reads but what do we mean when we use those words.
Sometimes the Internet is just glorious.
I recently stumbled upon a rare recording of Flannery O'Connor reading her own story, "A Good Man is Hard to Find." What an amazing find!
I'm going to admit something rather embarassing: her very thick Georgia accent totally surprised me! Writers are supposed to speak the King's English, right? Even Southern writers. Now I'm going to have to read all her stories with that drawl.
An interesting discussion popped up on my Facebook about some of the ideas we’ve been talking about on Close Reads as we work our way through Berry’s Jayber Crow. Here are some highlights.