Return to Good and Evil: Flannery O'Connor's Response to Nihilism

Return to Good and Evil: Flannery O'Connor's Response to Nihilism

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Return to Good and Evil: Flannery O'Connor's Response to Nihilism by Henry T. Edmondson III

This is a paperbound reprint of a 2002 book. Edmondson (government and sociology, Georgia College and State U.) writes what he hopes will serve as a philosophical guide to the works of Flannery O'Connor. He discusses her religious and philosophic beliefs, emphasizing her use of fiction to confront and provoke readers with some of the most profound and troubling questions of modern existence. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739104217
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 09/24/2002
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.90(d)

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Henry T. Edmondson III is professor in the Department of Government at Georgia College & State University.

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Return to Good and Evil: Flannery O'Connor's Response to Nihilism 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Return to Good and Evil is a book for, who Mr. Edmondson himself calls, the 'serious dilettante' of O'Connor. His thesis is simple: that evil is so pervasive it has become imperceptible. He uses O'Connor's fiction, most notably Wise Blood, to illustrate how O'Conner fought the popular notion that to believe nothing was an apt platform from which to dive into creative vision. This book was highly instrumental in buttressing my own appreciation for Flannery O'Connor-- perhaps even the philosophy of my own faith. Excellent gateway book to more in-depth O'Connor study.