In this essay from Church Life Journal, Angela Alaimo O’Donnell includes an excerpt from her forthcoming book, Radical Ambivalence: Race in Flannery O’Connor, in reaction to the racially motivated killing of Ahmaud Arbery in O’Connor’s native Georgia this past February 23rd.
Katy Carl: “Mostly sharing because I didn’t know he was a novelist or a Catholic. The article itself doesn’t get into very much about his novels other than ‘they’re good.’”
In the essay, James Baresel writes at Catholic World Report that Fellowes “greatest achievements from an artistic perspective has been as a novelist.” Fellowes’ London Times best-selling novels Snobs and Past Imperfect “are artistic works of a quality which, though not equaling the works of Waugh, approaches to and can fairly be compared with them.”
The Writers’ Museum in Edinburgh celebrates the lives of three giants of Scottish Literature – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. The museum is closed because of Covid-19 until July 9, 2020 and does not have any online galleries, but I’m including this photo and link, just because the building is lovely to look at and it’s comforting, somehow, to know it exists.