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Understanding Flannery O' Connor : Understanding Contemporary American Literature (Paperback) - Margaret Earley Whitt

Understanding Flannery O' Connor

Understanding Contemporary American Literature (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 1st August 1997
ISBN: 9781570032257
Number Of Pages: 272

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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.

Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments
Understanding Flannery O'Connorp. 1
Wise Bloodp. 14
A Good Man Is Hard to Findp. 38
The Violent Bear It Awayp. 85
Everything That Rises Must Convergep. 109
Mystery and Mannersp. 162
The Habit of Beingp. 193
Other Storiesp. 202
Bibliographyp. 230
Indexp. 248
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ISBN: 9781570032257
ISBN-10: 1570032254
Series: Understanding Contemporary American Literature (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.27