New Essays on Wise Blood

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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Download or read book New Essays on Wise Blood written by Michael Kreyling and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1995-01-27 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Four essays which use new approaches to explore this familiar work of a ‘classic’ American author.

Wise Blood

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Download or read book Wise Blood written by Flannery O'Connor and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2015-02-12 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor's first novel, is the story of Hazel Motes who, released from the armed services, returns to the evangelical Deep South. There he begins a private battle against the religiosity of the community and in particular against Asa Hawkes, the 'blind' preacher, and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter. In desperation Hazel founds his own religion, 'The Church without Christ', and this extraordinary narrative moves towards its savage and macabre resolution. 'A literary talent that has about it the uniqueness of greatness.' Sunday Telegraph 'No other major American writer of our century has constructed a fictional world so energetically and forthrightly charged by religious investigation.' The New Yorker 'A genius.' New York Times

Critical Companion to Flannery O'Connor

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ISBN 10 : 9781438108469
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Download or read book Critical Companion to Flannery O'Connor written by Connie Ann Kirk and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2008 with total page 433 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the life and writings of Flannery O'Connor, including detailed synopses of her works, explanations of literary terms, biographies of friends and family, and social and historical influences.

Readers and Mythic Signs

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ISBN 10 : 0809318466
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Download or read book Readers and Mythic Signs written by Debra Moddelmog and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Some literary scholars view myth criticism as passe; an approach to literature that enjoyed a heyday in the 1950s and 1960s before being replaced by approaches that are considered to be more theoretically sophisticated and satisfying, such as feminism, new historicism, and deconstruction. Moddelmog argues that there are many good reasons not to cast out myth criticism from the community of critical approaches. Most obvious among them is that myth has attracted many writers of this century -- from James Joyce to Thomas Pynchon, Virginia Woolf to Flannery OʹConnor, Thomas Mann to Alain Robbe-Grillet, William Faulkner to Alberto Moravia -- and that to ignore myth is to dismiss an essential part of their work. Moddelmog suggests that by reconstruing the relationship between myth and literature, we will find that mythic approaches are frequently not only necessary but also highly stimulating, engaging readers in many varieties of questions, quests, and conclusions. -- Publisher description.

Risen Sons

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ISBN 10 : 9780820337630
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Download or read book Risen Sons written by John F. Desmond and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2010-11-01 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though stressing that Flannery O'Connor was first and foremost a writer of fiction, John Desmond maintains in Risen Sons that her orthodox Catholic theology stands at the center of her vision, providing the metaphysical base from which the fiction evolved. Given this religious context, Desmond contends that O'Connor's stated view of fiction-writing as an "incarnational act" suggests a direct connection between the practice of fiction-writing and the Incarnation of Christ--the pivotal historic event which her fiction seeks to imitate and through which her vision is revealed. O'Connor's attempts to create images that would connect the Incarnation with fictional incarnation, Mystery with mystery, were not immediately realized in her early works. It was only with Wise Blood that she came to recognize Christian historical vision as her particular fictional subject and the analogical method as the appropriate fictional strategy. This discovery made possible the convergence of her metaphysics, historical vision, and artistic technique, providing the thematic and structural basis for the quality of "unique wholeness" that distinguishes all her works. Desmond suggests that O'Connor achieved the fullest development of her analogical vision and most complete identification of thought and technique in her novel The Violent Bear It Away. Her dramatic rendering of the route Tarwater takes before he can comprehend the transcendent, mysterious source of personality and the meaning of personhood in history parallels the actions of Christ, embodying O'Connor's complex and dramatic vision of the mind's engagement with history in all its ultimate extensions of meaning.

Flannery O'Connor

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ISBN 10 : 9780820340272
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Download or read book Flannery O'Connor written by Frederick Asals and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2011-03-15 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study explores the dualities that inform the entire body of Flannery O'Connor's fiction. From the almost unredeemable world of Wise Blood to the climactic moments of revelation that infuse The Violent Bear It Away and Everything That Rises Must Converge, O'Connor's novels and stories wrestle with extremes of faith and reason, acceptance and revolt; they arch between cool narrative and explosive action, between a sacramental vision and a primary intuition of reality.

The Critical Response to Flannery O'Connor

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ISBN 10 : 0313324425
Pages : 317 pages
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Download or read book The Critical Response to Flannery O'Connor written by Douglas Robillard and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With an emphasis on examining Flannery O'Connor's literary reputation during her lifetime, and the growth of that reputation after her death, this collection brings together 50 years of critical reactions to her work.

Struggles Over the Word

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ISBN 10 : 086554669X
Pages : 182 pages
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Download or read book Struggles Over the Word written by Timothy Paul Caron and published by Mercer University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This literary critical study counters the usual tendency to segregate Southern literature from African American literary studies. Noting the William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor are classified as Southern writers, whereas Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright are considered black authors. Timothy P. Caron argues for "an integrated study of the South's literary culture." He shows that the interaction of Southern religion and race binds these four writers together. Caron broadens our understanding of Southern literature to include both white and African American voices. Analyzing O'Connor's Wise Blood. Faulkner's Light in August, Hurston's Moses, Man of the Mountain, and Wright's Uncle Tom's Children, Caron shows that these writers share an intertwined concern for issues of race and religion. These two significant components of Southern culture form the intertextual network that binds together such seemingly disparate texts. These authors not only interact among themselves in acknowledged and unacknowledged ways, but also with the South's discursive practices. Most particularly, Caron sees common "struggles over the Word," as he investigates how these writers use the Bible in their understandings of race and religion in the American South. While all four authors argue for the centrality of the Bible in both the black and white Southern experience, each offers a different view of how this iconic text has shaped Southern culture and its literature.

Flannery O'Connor

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ISBN 10 : 086554557X
Pages : 178 pages
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Download or read book Flannery O'Connor written by Ted R. Spivey and published by Mercer University Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 178 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume draws on the author's six-year correspondence with Flannery O'Connor in this evaluation of the Southern writer as an intellectual and as a student of the Western tradition in literature and religion. He emphasizes her deep connection with writers such as Joyce and Bernanos in the context of the Modernist tradition, and discusses how her study of these religious writers influenced her visions of world apocalypse and religious community. The author studies the revealed tensions and interrelationships of O'Connor's "secular intellect" versus her "religious intellect."

Creating Flannery O'Connor

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ISBN 10 : 9780820349541
Pages : 264 pages
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Download or read book Creating Flannery O'Connor written by Daniel Moran and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Daniel Moran explains how O'Connor attained that status, and how she felt about it, by examining the development of her literary reputation from the perspectives of critics, publishers, agents, adapters for other media, and contemporary readers.

Flannery O'Connor's Religious Imagination

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ISBN 10 : 0809140055
Pages : 340 pages
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Download or read book Flannery O'Connor's Religious Imagination written by George Kilcourse and published by Paulist Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores how Flannery O'Connor's deep Catholic faith permeated her writing, with imaginative and sometimes grotesque characters searching for redemption and seeking God's grace through sometimes unusual and even bizarre means. Original.

Flannery O'Connor

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ISBN 10 : 0971542805
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Download or read book Flannery O'Connor written by R. Neil Scott and published by Timberlane Books. This book was released on 2002 with total page 1098 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Return to Good and Evil

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ISBN 10 : 0739111051
Pages : 228 pages
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Download or read book Return to Good and Evil written by Henry T. Edmondson, III and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2005-03-28 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Return to Good and Evil: Flannery O'Connor's Response to Nihilism is a superb guide to the works of Flannery O'Connor; and like O'Connor's stories themselves, it is captivating, provocative, and unsettling. Edmondson organizes O'Connor's thought around her principal concern, that with the nihilistic claim that 'God is dead' the traditional signposts of good and evil have been lost. Edmondson's book demonstrates that the combination of O'Connor's artistic brilliance and philosophical genius provide the best response to the nihilistic despair of the modern world—a return to 'good and evil' through humility and grace.

Handbook of the American Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

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ISBN 10 : 9783110422429
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Download or read book Handbook of the American Novel of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries written by Timo Müller and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2017-01-11 with total page 469 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Increasing specialization within the discipline of English and American Studies has shifted the focus of scholarly discussion toward theoretical reflection and cultural contexts. These developments have benefitted the discipline in more ways than one, but they have also resulted in a certain neglect of close reading. As a result, students and researchers interested in such material are forced to turn to scholarship from the 1960s and 1970s, much of which relies on dated methodological and ideological presuppositions. The handbook aims to fill this gap by providing new readings of texts that figure prominently in the literature classroom and in scholarly debate − from James’s The Ambassadors to McCarthy’s The Road. These readings do not revert naively to a time “before theory.” Instead, they distil the insights of literary and cultural theory into concise introductions to the historical background, the themes, the formal strategies, and the reception of influential literary texts, and they do so in a jargon-free language accessible to readers on all levels of qualification.

Fables of Subversion

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ISBN 10 : 0820316687
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Download or read book Fables of Subversion written by Steven Weisenburger and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 1995 with total page 340 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on more than thirty novels by nineteen writers, Fables of Subversion is both a survey of mid-twentieth century American fiction and a study of how these novels challenged the conventions of satire. Steven Weisenburger focuses on the rise of a radically subversive mode of satire from 1930 to 1980. This postmodern satire, says Weisenburger, stands in crucial opposition to corrective, normative satire, which has served a legitimizing function by generating, through ridicule, a consensus on values. Weisenburger argues that satire in this generative mode does not participate in the oppositional, subversive work of much twentieth-century art. Chapters focus on theories of satire, early subversions of satiric conventions by Nathanael West, Flannery O'Connor, and John Hawkes, the flowering of "Black Humor" fictions of the sixties, and the forms of political and encyclopedic satire prominent throughout the period. Many of the writers included here, such as Vladimir Nabokov, William Gaddis, Kurt Vonnegut, Robert Coover, and Thomas Pynchon, are acknowledged masters of contemporary humor. Others, such as Mary McCarthy, Chester Himes, James Purdy, Charles Wright, and Ishmael Reed, have not previously been considered in this context. Posing a seminal challenge to existing theories of satire, Fables of Subversion explores the iconoclastic energies of the new satires as a driving force in late modern and post-modern novel writing.

Embodying Forgiveness

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ISBN 10 : 0802808611
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Download or read book Embodying Forgiveness written by L. Gregory Jones and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 1995-08-31 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In an engaging and interesting style that draws on a wide variety of literature as well as on Scripture and theological texts, Jones shows how the practices of Christian forgiveness are richer and more comprehensive than often thought.

Prophets Without Vision

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ISBN 10 : 0838754333
Pages : 216 pages
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Download or read book Prophets Without Vision written by Hedda Ben-Bassat and published by Bucknell University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ben-Bassat (English, Tel Aviv U.) discusses crises of ideology and identity in the fiction of contemporary American authors. She contends that the fiction of John Updike, Flannery O'Connor, Grace Paley, James Baldwin, and Alice Walker has absorbed a diversity of prophetic modes from a diversity of