Dwight Longenecker
4 min readMar 4, 2024

Of Mice and Men and Murdering Misfits

Flannery O’Connor and John Steinbeck

By Dwight Longenecker

Browsing my bookshelves recently, I plucked out John Steinbeck’s 1937 novella Of Mice and Men. One of the most prescribed works of fiction at the high school level, the story of two migrant workers in California is a classic of American letters. As such, it is also a potent tract for American utilitarian secularism.

Dwight Longenecker

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