domingo, 24 de mayo de 2009

Cash sobre clásicos

Unas notas que tomé sobre clásicos grecolatinos del libro de Jean Wampler Cash*.

De su educación secundaria en Peabody High School, una escuela muy 'avanzada', ella echó siempre de menos no haber recibido formación clásica. Estudió una asignatura de latín.
"In an unpublished fragment in the O'Connor collection at GSCU, she lamented her lack of classical education, asserting that such an education is essential for the writer." (p. 37)
Contaba Robert Fitzgerald**:
in the summer of 1950, O'Connor "had reached an impasse with Haze and didn't know how to finish him off [until] she read for the first time the Oedipus plays. She went on then to end her story with the self-blinding of Motes, and she had to rework the body of the novel to prepare for it"
*Flannery O'Connor : A Life, Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, 2002
**'Introduction', Everything that rises must converge, XVI (Cash: 130).
[entrada recuperada de hace tiempo; ahora tendría mucho que decir sobre la cuestión, pero ya lo haré más adelante]