Second Time Around: Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain is more than a second-time-around book for me.  It's more like a 10th-or-11th-time-around one.  Yeah, some people think the book is boring.  One person even told me that "nothing happens" in it. I wondered if he'd actually read it. Because lots happens in it.  Like Odysseus, Inman is trying to get home from … Continue reading Second Time Around: Cold Mountain

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Middle Georgia Tour: Georgia College and Memory Hill Cemetery

From Andalusia (yesterday's post), my pilgrimage continued into downtown Milledgeville to visit the Flannery O'Connor Room at Georgia College.  We parked by the front campus and walked across to cut through the main part of the campus to the library.  There were, of course, lots of students on the lawn and even a class in … Continue reading Middle Georgia Tour: Georgia College and Memory Hill Cemetery

Middle Georgia Tour: My Flannery O’Connor Pilgrimage to Andalusia

I'll begin this post with an admission.  When I was in college in Milledgeville, I thought we mainly studied Flannery O'Connor's work because she was an alumna of the college.  I didn't completely realize that she was a significant American writer until I taught English and found her work in every American literature textbook, along … Continue reading Middle Georgia Tour: My Flannery O’Connor Pilgrimage to Andalusia