Flannery O'Connor's Dark Comedies

The Limits of Inference

Author: Carol Shloss

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 080714245X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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In Flannery O'Connor's Dark Comedies, Carol Shloss moves from biographical, thematic, and theological approaches and instead focuses her criticism on the successes and failures of O'Connor as a rhetorician. This valuable study of O'Connor's style uses reader-response theory to dissect the author's use of hyperbole, distortion, allusion, analogy, the dramatization of extreme religious experience, the manipulation of judgment through narrative voice, and direct address to the reader. Schloss aims to return Flannery O'Connor to her readers on fathomable terms, to offer a rhetorical, rather than theological, perspective from which to understand the country preachers, square-jawed farm wives, wise rubes, foolish intellectuals, huckster Bible salesmen, killers, and other "good country people" who populate O'Connor's fiction.
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Nature and Grace in Flannery O'Connor's Fiction

Author: Lorine M. Getz

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: 9780889465503

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

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This work isolates and analyzes literary devices to show how Flannery O'Connor depicts various concepts of grace and how these are central to the structure of her stories.
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Flannery O'Connor

An Annotated Reference Guide to Criticism

Author: Irwin Streight

Publisher: Timberlane Books

ISBN: 9780971542808

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1061

View: 8541

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Reader's Guide to Literature in English

Author: Mark Hawkins-Dady

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135314179

Category: Reference

Page: 1010

View: 3913

Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.
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Narrating Knowledge in Flannery O'Connor's Fiction

Author: Donald E. Hardy

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570034756

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

View: 5948

A linguistic approach to the novels and short stories of Flannery O'Connor; In Narrating Knowledge in Flannery O'Connor's Fiction, Donald E. Hardy examines themes in Flannery O'Connor's fiction concerning the limitations of human knowledge. He argues that attending to O'Connor's stylistic strategies allows the best access to her views about knowledge in all its manifestations - spiritual, rational, and emotional - whether the knowledge is that of the narrator, the narratee, or the characters of her narratives. It also, he maintains, allows readers to appreciate the mysteries she sought to underscore. Surveying O'Connor's fiction, early as well as late, Hardy concludes that the writer's differentiation between grades of knowledge, along with the intimations she offered of what lies behind knowledge - of the ineffable behind the rational - finds only partial expression in the content of her narratives and in her narrative summings-up. For a thorough understanding it is necessary to turn to her employment of certain linguistic devices open to analysis. These include dependent clauses, for rendering presuppositions explicit; negations, for blocking suppositions; and participials descri
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The Art and Vision of Flannery O'Connor

Author: Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr.

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807118535

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

View: 7687

Flannery O'Connor believed that fiction must try to achieve something on the order of what St. Gregory wrote about Scripture: every time it presents a fact, it must also disclose a mystery. O'Connor's artistic vision was located squarely in her Catholic faith, yet she realized that to view life only through the eyes of the Church was to ignore a large part of existence. In her fiction, therefore, she explored a wider world, employing voices that challenged conceptions of both self and faith, ultimately enlarging and deepening both. In The Art and Vision of Flannery O'Connor, Robert Brinkmeyer presents an innovative study of O'Connor's fiction by exploring the dialogic forces at work in her writing.Drawing on the insights of literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin, Brinkmeyer offers an explanation for the great depth and power of O'Connor's work, paying particular attention to the ways her art and audience bear upon her regnant Catholic vision. This pressure and resistance, Brinkmeyer writes, free O'Connor's vision from the limits of its perspective, opening it to growth and understanding. After a thorough discussion of the ways in which O'Connor's Catholic and southern heritage helped to form her artistic vision, Brinkmeyer shows how dialogic encounters are at work in O'Connor's interaction with her largely fundamentalist narrators, the stories they tell, and her readers. He focuses on several of her stories as well as her two novels, Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away. As the first analysis of the dialogical dynamics of O'Connor's art and vision, this study offers an original approach to understanding O'Connor. But the significance of the book extends far beyond O'Connor scholarship, for Brinkmeyer presents a critical method that has value for exploring other writers, particularly other modern Catholic writers.
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Understanding Flannery O'Connor

Author: Margaret Earley Whitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

View: 6618

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Zwischen Dogma und säkularer Welt

zur Erzählliteratur englischsprachiger katholischer Autoren im 20. Jahrhundert

Author: Bernd Engler,Franz H. Link

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American fiction

Page: 144

View: 9801

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Mit Kinderaugen

Author: Christa Buschendorf

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: N.A

Category: 20th century

Page: 186

View: 1484

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Revolting whiteness

race, class, and the American grotesque

Author: Jolene Hubbs,Stanford University. English Dept

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 480

View: 2024

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Flannery O'Connor's sacramental art

Author: Susan Srigley

Publisher: Univ of Notre Dame Pr

ISBN: 9780268017798

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 195

View: 7526

Susan Srigley argues that Flannery O'Connor's ethics are inextricably linked to her role as a storyteller, and that her moral vision is expressed through the dramatic narrative of her fiction. Srigley elucidates O'Connor's sacramental vision by showing that it is embodied morally within her fiction as an ethic of responsibility.
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Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, and the Aesthetic of Revelation

Author: John Sykes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 3812

"Examining the writings of Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy against the background of the Southern Renaissance from which they emerged, Sykes explores how the writers shared a distinctly Christian notion of art that led them to see fiction as revelatory but adopted different theological emphases and rhetorical strategies"--Provided by publisher.
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Instructors Manual

Essays, Fiction, Poetry

Author: Addison-Wesley Longman, Limited,Longman Publishing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780321107763

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Flannery O'Connor

A Study of the Short Fiction

Author: Suzanne Morrow Paulson

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

View: 7631

Examines O'Connor's style and influences, and provides an analysis of her works
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American Writers

A Collection of Literary Biographies

Author: Leonard Unger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780684312491

Category: American literature

Page: 615

View: 9428

The four volume set consists of ninety-seven of the pamphlets originally published as the University of Minnesota pamphlets on American writers. Some have been revised and updated.
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Anthology of American Literature: Realism to the present

Author: George L. McMichael,Frederick C. Crews

Publisher: Macmillan College

ISBN: 9780023796227

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 2150

View: 4964

This leading, two-volume anthology represents America's literary heritage from the colonial times of William Bradford and Anne Bradstreet to the contemporary era of Saul Bellow and Alice Walker. Volume II begins with Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson and moves through Toni Morrison. It reflects a continued emphasis on cultural plurality, and multiple selections by authors that enables readers to compare and contrast different works. Numerous editions in their entirety include Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Crane's The Red Badge of Courage; William's The Glass Menagerie; Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun; and Miller's Death of a Salesman. Also featured are shorter works--such as How to Tell a Story, by Mark Twain; Poems by Rita Dove; short stories by Sandra Cisneros, Louise Erdrich, and Toni Morrison. For modern scholars of America's literary history, and readers who simply love to read--especially the classics.
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