Flannery O'Connor: Spiritual Writings

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Library Journal
O'Connor is generally regarded as one of America's great 20th-century writers and perhaps the only one mentioned in the same breath as Aeschylus. She was an ardent Catholic in the Protestant South, and the Gothic grotesques of her novels and stories always revealed a moral message that was not always welcome to the many non-Catholics and non-Christians who championed her work. This collection highlights her belief as illustrated in her writing-not only in her fiction, as in the complete short story "Revelation," included here, but also in her frequently tart letters and essays. While much of this material is available in other collections, it is salutary to bring together her explicitly religious thought, to force the attention on the spiritual substructure of her strange fictional world. Recommended for public libraries. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570754708
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Series: Modern Spiritual Masters Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 238,304
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1925. When she died at the age of thirty-nine, America lost one of its most gifted writers at the height of her powers.
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Table of Contents

Sources 9
Preface 11
Introduction: Flannery O'Connor's Dialogue with the Age 15
1 Christian Realism 49
The Universe of Faith 50
Truth and Love 54
Comic and Terrible 59
The Light of Christian Faith 62
The Unbelieving Age 65
Novelist and Believer 67
2 Mother and Teacher 73
The Body of Christ 75
Sins of the Church 81
Faith and Mystery 87
The Church and the Novelist 95
3 Revelation 99
4 A Reason to Write 125
The Catholic Writer 126
Territory Held by the Devil 127
Moments of Grace 135
Eyes to See 141
5 The Province of Joy 145
The Death of a Child 146
The Cost of Faith 149
Passive Diminishment 162
The Will of God 170
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