Manuscript of Brainard Cheney's Review of Flannery O'Connor's Novel "Wise Blood"

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Creation: 1952

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. Cheney’s review is insightful and thought-provoking; according to O’Connor, it is one of the only positive reviews that Wise Blood received. Cheney understood O’Connor’s biting wit and complex views on religion in the American South.

Title

Manuscript of Brainard Cheney's Review of Flannery O'Connor's Novel "Wise Blood"

Date

Creation: 1952

Description

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. Cheney’s review is insightful and thought-provoking; according to O’Connor, it is one of the only positive reviews that Wise Blood received. Cheney understood O’Connor’s biting wit and complex views on religion in the American South.

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Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University

Format

Manuscripts (document genre)

Source

MS0004, Brainard Bartwell Cheney and Frances Neel Cheney Papers, Box 03, Folder 18

Files

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Citation

“Manuscript of Brainard Cheney's Review of Flannery O'Connor's Novel "Wise Blood",” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1022.