Flannery O'Connor: A Proper Scaring

Flannery O'Connor: A Proper Scaring

by Jill Pelaez Baumgaertner
     
 

"To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost blind you draw large and startling figures."—Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners

Drowning in a river, the violent murder of a grandmother in the backwoods of Georgia, and the trans-genital display of a freak at a carnival show are all shocking literary devices used by Flannery O'Connnor, one

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"To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost blind you draw large and startling figures."—Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners

Drowning in a river, the violent murder of a grandmother in the backwoods of Georgia, and the trans-genital display of a freak at a carnival show are all shocking literary devices used by Flannery O'Connnor, one of American literature's best pulp fiction writers. More than thirty-five years after her death, readers are still shocked by O'Connor's grotesque images. Dr. Jill Baumgaertner concentrates on O'Connor's use of emblems, those moments of sudden and horrid illumination when the sacred and the profane merge as sacrament. This readable volume is ideal for college students, O'Connor scholars, or those wishing to better understand southern gothic fiction.

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Jennifer Sperry
[This book] would be both informative and accessible to students, scholars and anyone interested in Christian or Southern gothic literature. -- ForeWord Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625640253
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Series:
The Flannery O'Connor Studies Series
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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