"A good man is hard to find": The Proverb

Doyle, Charles Clay
July 2007
Flannery O'Connor Review;2007, Vol. 5, p5
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article examines the origin of the title of Flannery O'Connor's short story "A Good Man Is Hard to Find." The author explains that many students cite a passage of dialogue in the story to explain the origin of the title. Some students claim that O'Connor has chosen the title on the basis of "authorial intent." Still, others propose that the title of the short story is a proverb or an old saying.


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