Category Archives: Flannery O'Connor

Being a realist

I think that every writer, when he speaks of his own approach to fiction, hopes to show that, in some crucial and deep sense, he is a realist; and for some of us, for whom the ordinary aspects of daily life prove to be of no great fictional interest, this is very difficult.

– Flannery O’Connor

From her essay, “Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction“.