Go Get 'er, Flannery!

Finding this quotation by Flannery O'Connor made me so happy. Especially in light of all the love Ayn Rand is getting from conservatives lately.

“I hope you don’t have friends who recommend Ayn Rand to you. The fiction of Ayn Rand is as low as you can get re fiction. I hope you picked it up off the floor of the subway and threw it in the nearest garbage pail. She makes Mickey Spillane look like Dostoevsky.” 
 (The Habit of Being: Letters by Flannery O’Connor, page 398)

Comments

Rose said…
Completely, completely agree. I listened to about five minutes of Ayn Rand on audio tape. Then, yeah, I turned it off.
Erica said…
I made it about a quarter of the way through The Fountainhead, and it started out interesting...but then it got preachier...and preachier...and finally I gave up. Especially when she was evidently trying to put altruism in a bad light, but all the altruists in the book are not, in fact, altruistic. Rand was mistress of insane troll logic. :D