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The Habit of Being: Letters Summary
Flannery O'Connor

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The Habit of Being: Letters Summary

Plot Summary

This is a set of letters written by Flannery O'Connor. The first of these letters were written as part of a diary. These letters are divided by the years in which they were written. Over time, they show the development of a lady who represents some of the education and intellectual growth of a woman of the first half of the twentieth century. She was a functional Catholic, but this is not meant to indicate that she was not critical of beliefs and practices within her religion. Her personal maturation and the growth of her thought are shown in these letters.

The letters begin at the very start of her career as a writer, when she endeavors to find her very first literary agent. At that time she was a young, single Catholic woman in her early twenties. She graduated from women's college in an era when many...

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