One line: Flannery O’Connor

In lines worth underlining, reading on April 4, 2013 at 2:20 pm

It’s been far too long since I read Flannery O’Connor, so I pulled a thick anthology out of my grandmother’s glass-front cabinet the other day and left it on the coffee table where I’d be more likely to pick it up.

Last night, I dove in, and this was the first line that stopped me in my tracks.

“Everything that gave her pleasure was small and depressed him.”



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