The Presence of Grace and Other Book Reviews

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During the 1950s and early 1960s Flannery O'Connor wrote more than a hundred book reviews for two Catholic diocesan newspapers in Georgia. This full collection of these reviews nearly doubles the number that have appeared in print elsewhere and represents a significant body of primary materials from the O'Connor canon. We find in the reviews the same personality so vividly apparent in her fiction and her lectures--the unique voice of the artist that is one clear sign of genius. Her spare precision, her humor, her...

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Overview

During the 1950s and early 1960s Flannery O'Connor wrote more than a hundred book reviews for two Catholic diocesan newspapers in Georgia. This full collection of these reviews nearly doubles the number that have appeared in print elsewhere and represents a significant body of primary materials from the O'Connor canon. We find in the reviews the same personality so vividly apparent in her fiction and her lectures--the unique voice of the artist that is one clear sign of genius. Her spare precision, her humor, her extraordinary ability to permit readers to see deeply into complex and obscure truths-all are present in these reviews and letters.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780820306636
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1983
  • Pages: 200

Meet the Author

Leo Zuber began compiling and gathering this material before his death in 1980. Carter Martin, professor of English at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and author of The True Country: Themes in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor, completed the task of editing and wrote the introduction.

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