Mary Karr 2009 Pax Christi"
Mary Karr, Lit: a memoir (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2009), 385-386. The allusion is to p. 350: "Early Christians, [Tobias Wolff] tells me, partly won converts by going to death singing. I mean, a lion is eating your face and you're singing. Or you're crucified upside down and you're singing. It's undeniable that some experience changed them from the normal consciousness. Maybe they were hypnotized, brainwashed. Aren't suicide bombers gleeful?"