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The Resource Desire, violence & divinity in modern southern fiction : Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Walker Percy, Gary M. Ciuba

Desire, violence & divinity in modern southern fiction : Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Walker Percy, Gary M. Ciuba

Label
Desire, violence & divinity in modern southern fiction : Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Walker Percy
Title
Desire, violence & divinity in modern southern fiction
Title remainder
Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Walker Percy
Statement of responsibility
Gary M. Ciuba
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this study, Gary M. Ciuba examines how four of the South's most probing writers of twentieth-century fiction - Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, and Walker Percy - expose the roots of violence in southern culture. Ciuba draws on the paradigm of mimetic violence developed by cultural and literary critic Rene Girard, who maintains that individual human nature is shaped by the desire to imitate a model."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ciuba, Gary M
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Southern literary studies
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Violence in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Porter, Katherine Anne
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • McCarthy, Cormac
  • Percy, Walker
Label
Desire, violence & divinity in modern southern fiction : Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Walker Percy, Gary M. Ciuba
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-271) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • hanged man at Old Sardis Church : the culture of violence and the violence of culture in the south.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • "Given only me for model" : Porter's "Miranda" stories and the dilemmas of mimetic desire.
  • p. 55
  • 3.
  • "Like a boulder blocking your path" : O'Connor's Skandalon in The Violent Bear It Away.
  • p. 115
  • 4.
  • McCarthy's enfant terrible : incarnating sacred violence in Child of God.
  • p. 165
  • 5.
  • No more for Azazel : victimizing the sign and signifying the victim in Percy's The Thanatos Syndrome.
  • p. 200
Control code
ocm62341550
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 287 p.
Isbn
9780807131756
Lccn
2005033975
Label
Desire, violence & divinity in modern southern fiction : Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Walker Percy, Gary M. Ciuba
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-271) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • hanged man at Old Sardis Church : the culture of violence and the violence of culture in the south.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • "Given only me for model" : Porter's "Miranda" stories and the dilemmas of mimetic desire.
  • p. 55
  • 3.
  • "Like a boulder blocking your path" : O'Connor's Skandalon in The Violent Bear It Away.
  • p. 115
  • 4.
  • McCarthy's enfant terrible : incarnating sacred violence in Child of God.
  • p. 165
  • 5.
  • No more for Azazel : victimizing the sign and signifying the victim in Percy's The Thanatos Syndrome.
  • p. 200
Control code
ocm62341550
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 287 p.
Isbn
9780807131756
Lccn
2005033975

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