Mystery and Manners; Occasional Prose - The Church and the Fiction Writer and Novelist and Believer Summary & Analysis

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The Church and the Fiction Writer and Novelist and Believer Summary and Analysis

O'Connor addresses the issues facing Catholic fiction writers and begins with a statement that Catholics believe in defined mysteries and cannot see straight enough to write fiction and that if there are Catholics who can see other things, they probably should not be viewing them. Some contend that Catholics use their fiction to further their proof of the supernatural and some believe this expands the Catholic writer's view, not narrows it. Some even believe that Catholics who write for non-Catholic audiences are writing for a hostile audience. O'Connor contends, "When people have told me that because I am a Catholic, I cannot be an artist, I have had to reply, ruefully, that because I am a Catholic, I cannot afford to be less...

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