010: Flannery O'Connor's ”Everything That Rises Must Converge” - St. Bernard's
010: Flannery O'Connor's ”Everything That Rises Must Converge”

Nov 30, 2022

Charles, Danny, and Heather discuss Flannery O'Connor's short story "Everything That Rises Must Converge" with an eye to O'Connor's role as a between-the-councils Catholic writer, an ear to the story's portrayal of envy and love, and a dash of Hans Urs von Balthasar to taste.

01:18Flannery O’Connor and how her short story, Everything that Rises Must Converge, was influenced by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
04:50The theological writing style of Flannery O’Connor and an introduction to this story’s characters
27:41Flannery O’Connor’s “Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction”
45:48Encountering others in light of this story
48:00Next on Particular Good


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The Particular Good podcast is focused on literature, theology, and philosophy. Our title is inspired by St. Thomas, who said humans by nature are made for particular goods. Elif Batumann, novelist and literary critic, pictures writers as bookkeepers keeping a double-ledger of life and literature, looking at people and objects in life and on pages and saying: what is it?

On the Particular Good podcast, our goal is to take out the ledger, pay attention, and pursue truth in its particular good.