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Quotation by Flannery O'Connor
I have found that anything that comes out of the South is going to be called grotesque by the Northern reader, unless it is grotesque, in which case it is going to be called realistic.
Flannery O'Connor (1925–1964), U.S. author. repr. in Mystery and Manners, eds. Sally and Robert Fitzgerald (1972). Cluster Review (Macon, 1965).
"Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction," paper, read at Wesleyan College for Women, Macon, Georgia.
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