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Flannery O'Connor Quotes: I have found, in short, from reading my own writing, that my subject in fiction is the action of grace in territory largely held by the devil.
         

I have found, in short, from reading my own writing, that my subject in fiction is the action of grace in territory largely held by the devil.


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