The novel is an art form and when you use it for anything other than art, you pervert it... If you do manage to use it successfully for social, religious, or other purposes, it is because you make it art first.
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O'Connor, Flannery. "Letter to Father John McCown." 9 May 1956.
O'Connor, Flannery. "Letter to Father John McCown." The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor. Edited by Sally Fitzgerald. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1988, pt. 2.