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  • Collection: Brainard and Frances Neel Cheney Papers

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Following Brainard Cheney’s review of Wise Blood, Cheney and O’Connor began a correspondence that was to last until her death in 1964. In their first letter, O’Connor indicates her respect for Cheney’s review, and introduces herself. She…

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Housed with the Cheney Collection in Special Collections at the Vanderbilt University Library are a number of manuscripts written by friends and colleagues of the Cheneys. Here is presented a copy of Flannery O’Connor’s essay “The King of the…

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This letter is in response to O’Connor’s introductory letter on February 8, 1953. Writing from his home in Smyrna, Tennessee, Cheney takes this opportunity to sympathize with O’Connor’s bad reviews; his own writing has received its share of…

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As a writer and an appreciator of fellow contemporary writers, Brainard Cheney read and provided commentary on the writings of many authors of his day. The first work of Flannery O’Connor’s that Cheney read was her initial novel, Wise Blood.…
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