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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

Label
Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-haunted South
Title
Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-haunted South
Statement of responsibility
Ralph C. Wood
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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." "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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wood, Ralph C
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Christianity and literature
  • Christian fiction, American
  • Catholics
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • O'Connor, Flannery
Label
Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-haunted South, Ralph C. Wood
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Roman Catholic at Home in the Fundamentalist South.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • Burden of Southern History and the Presence of Eternity within Time.
  • p. 51
  • 3.
  • Problem of the Color Line: Race and Religion in Flannery O'Connor's South.
  • p. 93
  • 4.
  • South as a Mannered and Mysteriously Redemptive Region.
  • p. 121
  • 5.
  • Preaching as the Southern Protestant Sacrament.
  • p. 155
  • 6.
  • Demonic Nihilism: The Chief Moral Temptation of Modernity.
  • p. 179
  • 7.
  • Vocation: The Divine Summons to Drastic Witness.
  • p. 217
  • 8.
  • Climbing into the Starry Field and Shouting Hallelujah: Flannery O'Connor's Vision of the World to Come.
  • p. 251
  • Index of Names and Subjects.
  • p. 267
  • Index of Scripture References.
  • p. 271
Control code
l82004044125
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 272 p.
Isbn
9780802821171
Lccn
2004044125
Label
Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-haunted South, Ralph C. Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Roman Catholic at Home in the Fundamentalist South.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • Burden of Southern History and the Presence of Eternity within Time.
  • p. 51
  • 3.
  • Problem of the Color Line: Race and Religion in Flannery O'Connor's South.
  • p. 93
  • 4.
  • South as a Mannered and Mysteriously Redemptive Region.
  • p. 121
  • 5.
  • Preaching as the Southern Protestant Sacrament.
  • p. 155
  • 6.
  • Demonic Nihilism: The Chief Moral Temptation of Modernity.
  • p. 179
  • 7.
  • Vocation: The Divine Summons to Drastic Witness.
  • p. 217
  • 8.
  • Climbing into the Starry Field and Shouting Hallelujah: Flannery O'Connor's Vision of the World to Come.
  • p. 251
  • Index of Names and Subjects.
  • p. 267
  • Index of Scripture References.
  • p. 271
Control code
l82004044125
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 272 p.
Isbn
9780802821171
Lccn
2004044125

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