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March 03, 2009


I spent a long weekend in Milledgeville a couple of years ago. As I understand it, one of the primary reasons there hasn't been a biography sooner was (is? has been?) issues over control of FOC's estate and access/right to materials.

I understand how that stuff can get complicated, but it still seems so weird to me. I mean, what was whoever held the estate DOING with the materials lo these 50 years?

I am a student at Georgia College and State University, in Milledgeville, where O'Connor completed hr undergraduate studies. Taking the O'Connor course this semester and also taking Local History during previous semesters here, I have come to realize that Mrs. Cline, the overseer of the estate is, to put it kindly, no pushover.

There will be an official biography of Flannery written by Bill Sessions, who was a friend of hers and is a professor in Georgia. This information was released at a Flannery O´Connor Conference at the Pontificial University of the Holy Cross (Santa Croce) in Rome, two weeks ago.

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