A Prayer Journal, by Flannery O’Connor

When Flannery O’Connor was 20, she was a graduate student at the Iowa School for Writers, almost a thousand miles from her home in Milledgeville, Georgia, and was on her own for the first time in her life. From January 1946 to September of the following year she kept a journal of prayers and musings in what was once a student’s familiar mainstay: a black-and-white composition book. (A facsimile of her handwritten journal is appended to the edited text in this volume.)


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