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The Resource Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-haunted South, Ralph C. Wood

Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-haunted South, Ralph C. Wood

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Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-haunted South
Title
Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-haunted South
Statement of responsibility
Ralph C. Wood
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: Flannery O'Connor was only the second twentieth-century writer (after William Faulkner) to have her work collected for the Library of America, the definitive edition of American authors. Forty years after her death, O'Connor's fiction still retains its original power and pertinence. For those who know nothing of O'Connor and her work, this new study by Ralph C. Wood offers one of the finest introductions available. For those looking to deepen their appreciation of this literary icon, it breaks important new ground. Unique to Wood's approach is his concern to show how O'Connor's stories, novels, and essays impinge on America's cultural and ecclesial condition. He uses O'Connor's work as a window onto its own regional and religious ethos. Indeed, he argues here that O'Connor's fiction has lasting, even universal, significance precisely because it is rooted in the confessional witness of her Roman Catholicism and in the Christ-haunted character of the American South. According to Wood, it is this O'Connor--the believer and the Southerner--who helps us at once to confront the hardest cultural questions and to propose the profoundest religious answers to them. His book is thus far more than a critical analysis of O'Connor's writing; in fact, it is principally devoted to cultural and theological criticism by way of O'Connor's searing insights into our time and place. These are some of the engaging moral and religious questions that Wood explores: the role of religious fundamentalism in American culture and in relation to both Protestant liberalism and Roman Catholicism; the practice of racial slavery and its continuing legacy in the literature and religion of the South; the debate over Southern identity, especially whether it is a culture rooted in ancient or modern values; the place of preaching and the sacraments in secular society and dying Christendom; and the lure of nihilism in contemporary American culture. Splendidly illuminating both O'Connor herself and the American mind, Wood's Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-Haunted South will inform and fascinate a wide range of readers, from lovers of literature to those seriously engaged with religious history, cultural analysis, or the American South
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wood, Ralph C
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • Christianity and literature
  • Christian fiction, American
  • Catholics
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Catholics
  • Christian fiction, American
  • Christianity and literature
  • Literature
  • Religion
  • Southern States
Label
Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-haunted South, Ralph C. Wood
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Roman Catholic at home in the Fundamentalist South -- The burden of southern history and the presence of eternity within time -- The problem of the color line : race and religion in Flannery O'Connor's South -- The South as a mannered and mysteriously redemptive region -- Preaching as the Southern Protestant sacrament -- Demonic nihilism : the chief moral temptation of modernity -- Vocation : the divine summons to drastic witness -- Climbing into the starry field and shouting hallelujah : Flannery O'Connor's vision of the world to come
Control code
ocm54356399
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780802821171
Lccn
2004044125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)54356399
Label
Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-haunted South, Ralph C. Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A Roman Catholic at home in the Fundamentalist South -- The burden of southern history and the presence of eternity within time -- The problem of the color line : race and religion in Flannery O'Connor's South -- The South as a mannered and mysteriously redemptive region -- Preaching as the Southern Protestant sacrament -- Demonic nihilism : the chief moral temptation of modernity -- Vocation : the divine summons to drastic witness -- Climbing into the starry field and shouting hallelujah : Flannery O'Connor's vision of the world to come
Control code
ocm54356399
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 272 pages
Isbn
9780802821171
Lccn
2004044125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)54356399

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