Describing Flannery O'Connor's fiction as ""violent, grotesque and horribly funny, with a twist"", Margaret Earley Whitt explores the canon of the Georgia writer whose work has long haunted and harassed its readers. In a comprehensive survey that encompasses O'Connor's short stories, novels, essays and letters, as well as the body of criticism that has proliferated since her death in 1964, Whitt illumines the religious themes and bizarre characters that make O'Connor's prose so different from that of other American writers. Whitt discusses the components that drive the writer's work: her Southernness and her Roman Catholicism. The blend of these two enabled her to deliver orthodox Christian themes through the code of southern etiquette.
Series: Understanding Contemporary American Literature (Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st August 1997
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.65 x 12.73
Weight (kg): 0.27