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Understanding Flannery O'Connor

Understanding Flannery O'Connor

by Margaret Earley Whitt
     
 

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Manners, mystery, and maniacs in O'Connor's unforgettable fiction

Describing Flannery O'Connor's fiction as "violent, grotesque, and horribly funny, with a twist", Margaret Earley Whitt explores the canon of the Georgia writer whose work has long haunted and harassed its readers. In a comprehensive survey that encompasses O'Connor's short stories, novels, essays,

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Manners, mystery, and maniacs in O'Connor's unforgettable fiction

Describing Flannery O'Connor's fiction as "violent, grotesque, and horribly funny, with a twist", Margaret Earley Whitt explores the canon of the Georgia writer whose work has long haunted and harassed its readers. In a comprehensive survey that encompasses O'Connor's short stories, novels, essays, and letters, as well as the body of criticism that has proliferated since her death in 1964, Whitt illumines the religious themes and bizarre characters that make O'Connor's prose so strikingly different from that of other American writers.

Whitt discusses the components that drive the writer's work: her southernness and her Roman Catholicism. The blend of these two enabled her to deliver orthodox Christian themes through the code of southern etiquette.

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Whitt (English, U. of Denver) examines in detail O'Connor's Southernness, her Roman Catholicism, and other components of her work in the first chapter. The following seven chapters explore O'Connor's fiction, non-fiction, essays, and letters. 5x7". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570032257
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Series:
Understanding Contemporary American Literature Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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