.- “Reason, Fiction and Faith” is the title of an International Symposium on the American Catholic author Flannery O’Connor that will take place in Rome April 20-22.
According to the organizers, the literary work of this writer “is distinguished for its rich combination of intelligence, literary art and Christian faith. Her short stories and novels reveal a penetrating understanding of the human condition, a moral vision without compromise and an artistic mastery of the first order.”
“Her letters, published posthumously in the volume ‘The Habit of Being,’ reveal a person who knew how to confront illness, suffering and death, and in the end eternal life, with profound faith and a notable sense of humor,” they said.
More information can be found at: http://www.pusc.it/pec/conv2009/index.html