The Habit of Being: Letters - Study Guide Chapter 10, Part III Continued pages 401 - 450 Summary & Analysis

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In a manner that has begun to show some consistency, the first two letters in this batch are addressed to Cecil Dawkins and to 'A', respectively. Flannery O'Connor continues to switch in her letter writing from standardized educated English into the written version of the Georgian 'dialect' and 'accent'. It comes off as incongruous until some familiarity has been developed. By this point in this collection of her letters it has come to be an acceptable way for her playfully express her regionalism right in there with her more 'high brow' ways of writing. In this case, she writes that one of Cecil's visiting friends is a "pusson", (p. 401). At the end of the next letter, she notes that one of her women friends is going to Spain, despite not having won a Fulbright. On...

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