Friday, March 09, 2012

Flannery's Chicken

"When I was six I had a chicken that walked backwards and was in the Pathé News. I was in it too with the chicken. I was just there to assist the chicken but it was the high point in my life. Everything since has been anticlimax."

Flannery O'Connor


Nemo-Portrait/SelfPortrait by artist Mary Britton Clouse from The Animal Gaze Returned. The Pathé film of Flannery O'Connor's chicken walking backwards can be viewed here.

3 comments:

Emmon said...

That's a hilarious video! I'm intrigued because just last week, we visited Flannery O'Connor's childhood home in Savannah, GA. It's a historical site now. But no chickens that I could see! Cheers!

Mikal Ann said...

Thank you so much for posting this - it was the most wonderful thing I have see in ages!

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I am impressed by the artistic photograph.