What am I reading?

Oh, thank you for asking to be sure.

I’ve just finished re-reading Wise Blood by Flannery O’Conner, one of her two novels, each so devastating. I started it yesterday when my weekend began.

So very dark. She captures faith based mauvaise foi so very precisely.


  1. Hello. Sorry to bother you, but I wanted to let you know that you have been “tagged”. By me. Sorry. If you can find the time – or the will – then you are to produce a list of ten things you would never do. You are then expected to pass the burden on to ten fellow bloggers. Don’t blame me, I didn’t start it.

    I was tagged by PoliticalUmpire at cricketandcivilisation.blogspot.com. You can find his post from a couple of weeks ago (“tagged….er, I’m it”) which may explain things more clearly than I have just done. I’m afraid I don’t know how to do that thing that allows you to click on his name and be transported to his site. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    What does “mauvaise foi” mean, by the way? It certainly doesn’t sound too good.

    Kind regards etc…..

  2. kelvin says

    mauvaise foi means bad faith – more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauvaise_foi

  3. Brian Holden says

    So what are you reading, then?
    You’ve finished ‘Wise Blood’.
    Sorry, can’t resist a bit of pedantry.

  4. kelvin says

    I’m reading “Go Tell it on the Mountain” by James Baldwin.

  5. Hi Kelvin – a great book – although I’m not sure she would approve of the Satre reference! She said Haze was more of a Christian malgre lui. Did you ever read her letters “The Habit of Being” – really profound on art and Christianity. She put me on to Francois Mauriac who is brilliant in the same kind of way.

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