The Correspondence of Flannery O'Connor and the Brainard Cheneys
Flannery O'Connor's first novel Wise Blood was published in 1952. That same year, Brainard Cheney, a southern writer living in Nashville and associated with the literary movement known as the Agrarians, wrote an appreciative review which prompted O'Connor to send a letter thanking Cheney. Thus began a correspondence and friendship with Cheney and his wife Frances that lasted many years. The letters, housed in Vanderbilt Special Collections, are collected in this volume.