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The Resource Writing against God : language as message in the literature of Flannery O'Connor, Joanne Halleran McMullen

Writing against God : language as message in the literature of Flannery O'Connor, Joanne Halleran McMullen

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Writing against God : language as message in the literature of Flannery O'Connor
Title
Writing against God
Title remainder
language as message in the literature of Flannery O'Connor
Statement of responsibility
Joanne Halleran McMullen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Readers approaching Flannery O'Connor's work without knowledge of her Catholicism may find little evidence of it in her fiction. Yet readers who come to O'Connor's work with a prior awareness of her faith (as evidenced, for example, in her essays and correspondence) believe that her Catholicism suffuses every sentence of her fictional canon. Writing against God explores the difficulty of reconciling O'Connor's private and public insistence on the importance of Catholicism in her work with the fiction her readers encounter on the printed page. O'Connor's linguistic choices often move her fiction out of her control, producing a message in conflict with the one she stated she intended. Through a detailed examination of O'Connor's language in her two novels and in short stories that span her career, McMullen exposes a pervasive spiritual environment often in opposition to the Roman Catholic tenets O'Connor professed. Blending a reader-response approach with linguistic analysis, Writing against God offers explanations for the mysteries surrounding and the mysteries within O'Connor's fiction."--BOOK JACKET
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McMullen, Joanne Halleran
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Authors and readers
  • Women and literature
  • Christian fiction, American
  • Christianity and literature
  • Reader-response criticism
  • God in literature
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • O'Connor, Flannery
Label
Writing against God : language as message in the literature of Flannery O'Connor, Joanne Halleran McMullen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Stylistic Techniques of Annihilation.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Symbolic Barriers to Salvation.
  • p. 31
  • 3.
  • Images Versus Religious Intent in O'Connor's Fiction.
  • p. 59
  • 4.
  • Catholic Themes in the Works of O'Connor.
  • p. 79
  • 5.
  • Grammar of Negation.
  • p. 101
  • 6.
  • Verbal Structure of Infinity.
  • p. 121
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 141
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 145
  • Index.
  • p. 149
Control code
b00002642587
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
152 p.
Isbn
9780865544888
Lccn
lc96011880
Label
Writing against God : language as message in the literature of Flannery O'Connor, Joanne Halleran McMullen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Stylistic Techniques of Annihilation.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Symbolic Barriers to Salvation.
  • p. 31
  • 3.
  • Images Versus Religious Intent in O'Connor's Fiction.
  • p. 59
  • 4.
  • Catholic Themes in the Works of O'Connor.
  • p. 79
  • 5.
  • Grammar of Negation.
  • p. 101
  • 6.
  • Verbal Structure of Infinity.
  • p. 121
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 141
  • Works Cited.
  • p. 145
  • Index.
  • p. 149
Control code
b00002642587
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
152 p.
Isbn
9780865544888
Lccn
lc96011880

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