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THE CORRESPONDENCE of ELIZABETH

Elizabeth "Betty" Hester, spent her days working in a credit bureau in Atlanta, Georgia, but in her free time she studied philosophy and religion....she also exchanged more than three-hundred letters with writers Flannery O''Connor and Iris Murdoch. Some of her letters from O''Connor have been published, but her letters from Murdoch were only discovered after Hester committed suicide this past Christmas. Jacki talks to Georgia State University English professor William Sessions about the life and correspondence of Betty Hester. Some of Hester''s correspondence can be found in the book, Letters of Flannery O''Connor, The Habit of Being, by Sally Fitzgerald (The Noonday Press, 1979).

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