CORRECTION: Various grammatical errors appeared in the original posting of this Q+A. They were the typographical mistakes of our writer and editor, not of Professor Dore in her interview. They have been corrected and the Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the mistakes.
Florence Dore, associate professor of English and comparative literature, hosted a discussion at Flyleaf Books Tuesday, titled “A Good Author is Hard to Kill: Flannery O'Connor and the ‘Post South.’”
Focusing on two short stories by prolific southern author Flannery O'Connor, Dore explored southern literature and its changing identity in an increasingly globalized world. Staff writer Gabriella Cirelli spoke to Dore about her book discussion.
*Daily Tar Heel*: What will you be discussing at Flyleaf tonight?
*Florence Dore*: I will be presenting an analysis of Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” in terms of some recent ideas about southern fiction. The book was published in the 1950s by a southern author, and it’s very representative of southern fiction at the time.