St. Flannery

Flannery O'Connor and the divine stampLawrence Downes, writing in the New York Times last Thursday, complains that the new ninety-three-cent postage stamp doesn’t show Flannery O’Connor as “the 20th-century master of the short story, the ‘hermit novelist’ who fused her art and life as a Southerner and a Roman Catholic with stories that are shocking, hilarious and often bloody.” I kind of agree. But on the other hand this could be an image of Flannery O’Connor in heaven, and that seems all right to me. Plus, beggars can’t be choosers.


  1. I like it just fine.

    I also like this one very much (of course it wouldn’t work well on a stamp):

    But why not the self portrait? It seems right, in a number of ways:

  2. About damn time!


  3. Mind you, it’s a stamp…the very definition tight space. Very nice overall.

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