This title features a perennially intriguing writer placed in the context of her troubled times and our own. Flannery O'Connor's ""Radical Reality"" brings together essays by a number of distinguished O'Connor scholars, four of whom were the writer's friends, to assess the impact of the political, religious, and social milieu of her time on novels and short stories that consistently attract interpretive attention and are rediscovered by new generations of readers. The contributors mark the current terrain of scholarship on the wry Georgian writer and open new avenues for future explorations in O'Connor's work.
"Fourteen contributors expand the field of O'Connor scholarship to consider not only the cultural, political, and religious contexts surrounding the author in the midcentury South but also to animate her work for the concerns of the twenty-first century. Essays put O'Connor's work in conversation with such varied events as the World Wars, the Cold War, and French Catholic Resistance and with such figures as Thomas Merton, Truman Capote, and German thinkers from the interwar era." - American Literature"
Number Of Pages: 218
Published: 1st October 2007
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61
Weight (kg): 0.3