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The True Country: Themes in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor

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Intended for a general audience as well as the scholar and student, this first full-length study of Flannery O'Connor's fiction available again in a paperback edition.
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Overview


Intended for a general audience as well as the scholar and student, this first full-length study of Flannery O'Connor's fiction available again in a paperback edition.
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Editorial Reviews

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It is difficult to imagine a more thorough examination of the fiction than Martin gives us in this book....There is little doubt that Flannery O'Connor would have appreciated this reading of her work.
--Journal of Modern Literature

Cited for outstanding merit by the Modern Language Association of America

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826512499
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1969
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Introduction 3
1 The True Country: Flannery O'Connor's Sacramental View 10
2 The Countryside: Corruptions of the Spirit 28
3 The Presence of Grace 83
4 Manifestations of God's Grace 104
5 Symbols of Spiritual Reality 137
6 The Gothic Impulse 152
7 Comic and Grim Laughter 189
8 Technique as Theme: Satire and Irony 215
Bibliography 243
Index 249
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