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A Subversive Gospel

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The good news of Jesus Christ is a subversive gospel, and following Jesus is a subversive act. Exploring the theological aesthetic of American author Flannery O'Connor, Michael Bruner argues that her fiction reveals what discipleship to Jesus Christ entails by subverting the traditional understandings of beauty, truth, and goodness.

A Study Guide to Flannery O'Conner's A Good Man Is Hard to Find

A Study Guide to Flannery O'Conner's A Good Man Is Hard to Find Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide to Flannery O'Conner's A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Gale, Cengage Learning Summary

A Study Guide to Flannery O'Conner's A Good Man Is Hard to Find, excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

The Abbess of Andalusia

The Abbess of Andalusia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lorraine Murray
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Flannery O'Connor has been studied and lauded under many labels: the Southern author whose pen captured the soul of a proud region struggling to emerge out of racism and poverty, the female writer whose independent spirit and tragically short life inspired a generation of women, the Catholic artist whose fiction evokes themes of sin and damnation, mercy and redemption. Now, and for the first time, The Abbess of Andalusia affords us an in-depth look at Flannery O'Connor the believer. In these pages you will come to know Flannery O'Connor not only as a writer and an icon, but as a theologian and apologist; as a spiritual director and a student of prayer; as a suffering soul who learned obedience and merited grace through infirmity; and truly, as the Abbess of her own small, but significant, spiritual house. For decades Flannery O'Connor the author has touched her readers with the brilliance of her books. Now be edified and inspired by the example of her life.

Flannery O’Connor, "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" - an Analysis

Flannery O’Connor, Author: Katharina Eder
Editor: GRIN Verlag
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Flannery O’Connor, "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" - an Analysis by Katharina Eder Summary

Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, University of Vienna, language: English, abstract: The following paper gives an in-depth analysis of Flannery O’Connor’s acclaimed short story A Good Man Is Hard To Find. A detailed account of O’Connor’s life and her status as a fervent Roman Catholic in the predominantly Protestant South during the period of World War II and the Cold War sheds light on her literary motivations and her brilliant use of the grotesque. The historical and religious context complements the second part of the paper, which consists of a thorough textual analysis of A Good Man Is Hard To Find. Special emphasis is put on the exploration of character relationships, important themes and cultural signifiers, which again links up with the first part of the paper.

Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O'Connor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jill Pelaez Baumgaertner
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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"To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost blind you draw large and startling figures."--Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and MannersDrowning in a river, the violent murder of a grandmother in the backwoods of Georgia, and the trans-genital display of a freak at a carnival show are all shocking literary devices used by Flannery O'Connnor, one of American literature's best pulp fiction writers. More than thirty-five years after her death, readers are still shocked by O'Connor's grotesque images. Dr. Jill Baumgaertner concentrates on O'Connor's use of emblems, those moments of sudden and horrid illumination when the sacred and the profane merge as sacrament. This readable volume is ideal for college students, O'Connor scholars, or those wishing to better understand southern gothic fiction.

Diamonds in the Water

Diamonds in the Water Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel McCrimons MD
Editor: Balboa Press
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Looking back at the life of Dr. Windsor Langford Waterbury III, the reader will be directed to Dr. Waterbury’s unexpected revelation of a secret about his highly respected grandfather, which precipitates a review of the earlier part of his own life. Although socially privileged with an illuminating career in medicine unfolding, Dr. Waterbury faced sorrowful hurdles with a shattering, deliberate manipulation to sever ties with his beloved fiancée. He now must make an important career decision; but at this time, he is still haunted by his emotional and psychological setback. Then he experiences yet another challenge: a prolonged life-threatening disease that takes him on an unexpected path filled with great moments of joy and several lingering hardships. Can Dr. Waterbury fall back on the teachings and wisdom from his predecessors to deal with this strife? Will he remain standing, and will he resolve to cope amid these entangled circumstances? Diamonds in the Water - Book II is a testimony we can use to examine and appreciate the vital principles and tools that can be utilized by those of us who want to move beyond the apparent dilemmas we are given. It is also for those of us who want to remember the values we have nurtured during the abysmal and wearisome times, which could serve us well throughout our lives. There are choices that need to be considered constantly, but a time-tested wise choice will forever be a guiding star in the darkest, most ominous sky. Meanwhile, hold on as Dr. Waterbury takes you on his unforgettable journey during the maturing years of his life.

The World of Flannery O'Connor

The World of Flannery O'Connor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Josephine Hendin
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Josephine Hendin's landmark study explores the fiction that erupted from Flannery O'Connor's enigmatic contradictions: she was the dutiful daughter of a conservative Southern family, the uncompromising Roman Catholic, the stoic figure enduring a painful fatal illness, and the author of strange and violent tales that exploded all the virtues of heritage, obedience, and faith. The tension between those disparate selves drives the complexity of Flannery O'Connor's literary achievement into the center of American experience. While other critics have chosen to treat Flannery O'Connor as a traditional Southern or dogmatic Catholic writer, Hendin takes a perceptively fresh view of her work in the context of contemporary fiction. Hendin illuminates all her fiction, beginning with the early novels and ending with Everything that Rises Must Converge. Differentiating her from other Southern writers, Hendin shows how O'Connor created a unique art, remarkable for its portrait of the agony of American yearning.

Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O'Connor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
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The New York Times: Footsteps

The New York Times: Footsteps Pdf/ePub eBook Author: New York Times
Editor: Crown
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A curated collection of the New York Times' travel column, "Footsteps," exploring iconic authors' relationships to landmarks and cities around the world Before Nick Carraway was drawn into Daisy and Gatsby’s sparkling, champagne-fueled world in The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald vacationed in the French Riviera, where a small green lighthouse winked at ships on the horizon. Before the nameless lovers began their illicit affair in The Lover, Marguerite Duras embarked upon her own scandalous relationship amidst the urban streets of Saigon. And before readers were terrified by a tentacled dragon-man called Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft was enthralled by the Industrial Trust tower-- the 26-story skyscraper that makes up the skyline of Providence, Rhode Island. Based on the popular New York Times travel column, Footsteps is an anthology of literary pilgrimages, exploring the geographic muses behind some of history's greatest writers. From the "dangerous, dirty and seductive" streets of Naples, the setting for Elena Ferrante's famous Neapolitan novels, to the "stone arches, creaky oaken doors, and riverside paths" of Oxford, the backdrop for Alice's adventures in Wonderland, Footsteps takes a fresh approach to literary tourism, appealing to readers and travel enthusiasts alike.

Georgia Curiosities

Georgia Curiosities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Schemmel
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762767502
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The definitive collection of Georgia's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for Georgia residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist.

Passing by the Dragon

Passing by the Dragon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ramsey Michaels
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This book attempts a close reading of the fiction of Flannery O'Connor, story by story, with one eye on her use of the Bible, and her view of the Bible in relation to her own work. After introductory chapters on O'Connor's markings in her own Roman Catholic Bible, her book reviews in diocesan newspapers, and her impatience with her wayward readers, Michaels looks first at her two novels, Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away, and then at seventeen of her short stories from her two collections, A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Everything That Rises Must Converge. Michaels takes notice of O'Connor's explicit references to the Bible (or Bibles) in her stories, and looks more particularly to the ways in which the stories are driven at least in part by specific biblical texts. Among the themes that emerge are alienation or displacement, what it means to be "good," the relation between body and spirit and between the Old Testament and the New, issues of race and gender, and above all what O'Connor once called "the action of grace in territory held largely by the devil."

A Good Man is Hard to Find

A Good Man is Hard to Find Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Flannery O'Connor
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
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A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor Summary

A masterful collection of short fiction from one of America’s greats. The centerpiece of the collection, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” tells the story of a family road trip that takes a dark turn when they cross paths with an escaped murderer. Including other great stories like “A Stroke of Good Fortune” and “A Circle in the Fire,” O’Connor’s gift for mesmerizing prose makes this a must-read. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Wise Blood

Wise Blood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Flannery O'Connor
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor's astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. Focused on the story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate fate, this tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, blindings, and wisdoms gives us one of the most riveting characters in twentieth-century American fiction.

Flannery

Flannery Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brad Gooch
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316040657
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The landscape of American literature was fundamentally changed when Flannery O'Connor stepped onto the scene with her first published book, Wise Blood, in 1952. Her fierce, sometimes comic novels and stories reflected the darkly funny, vibrant, and theologically sophisticated woman who wrote them. Brad Gooch brings to life O'Connor's significant friendships -- with Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick, Walker Percy, and James Dickey among others -- and her deeply felt convictions, as expressed in her communications with Thomas Merton, Elizabeth Bishop, and Betty Hester. Hester was famously known as "A" in O'Connor's collected letters, The Habit of Being, and a large cache of correspondence to her from O'Connor was made available to scholars, including Brad Gooch, in 2006. O'Connor's capacity to live fully -- despite the chronic disease that eventually confined her to her mother's farm in Georgia -- is illuminated in this engaging and authoritative biography. Praise for Flannery: "Flannery O'Connor, one of the best American writers of short fiction, has found her ideal biographer in Brad Gooch. With elegance and fairness, Gooch deals with the sensitive areas of race and religion in O'Connor's life. He also takes us back to those heady days after the war when O'Connor studied creative writing at Iowa. There is much that is new in this book, but, more important, everything is presented in a strong, clear light."-Edmund White "This splendid biography gives us no saint or martyr but the story of a gifted and complicated woman, bent on making the best of the difficult hand fate has dealt her, whether it is with grit and humor or with an abiding desire to make palpable to readers the terrible mystery of God's grace."-Frances Kiernan, author of Seeing Mary Plain: A Life of Mary McCarthy "A good biographer is hard to find. Brad Gooch is not merely good-he is extraordinary. Blessed with the eye and ear of a novelist, he has composed the life that admirers of the fierce and hilarious Georgia genius have long been hoping for."-Joel Conarroe, President Emeritus, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation

Flannery O’Connor and the Perils of Governing by Tenderness

Flannery O’Connor and the Perils of Governing by Tenderness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jerome C. Foss
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Flannery O’Connor’s fiction continues to haunt American readers, in part because of its uncanny ability to remind us who we are and what we need. This book reveals the extent to which O’Connor was a serious reader of the history of political philosophy and why O’Connor feared that the habit to govern by tenderness would lead to terror.

Everything That Rises Must Converge

Everything That Rises Must Converge Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Flannery O'Connor
Editor: HarperCollins
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Julian, a recent college graduate, accompanies his mother on the bus to her weekly exercise session. A self-styled intellectual, Julian resents his mother’s ingrained prejudice and superiority, but is forced to face the consequences when their actions put them at odds with the passengers of their recently racially-integrated bus. American author Flannery O’Connor is known for her portrayal of flawed characters and their inevitable spiritual transformation. “Everything That Rises Must Converge” addresses themes of institutional discrimination at a time when racial barriers were being shattered. HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

A Political Companion to Flannery O'Connor

A Political Companion to Flannery O'Connor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Henry T. Edmondson III
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
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A Political Companion to Flannery O'Connor by Henry T. Edmondson III Summary

Acclaimed author and Catholic thinker Flannery O'Connor (1925--1964) penned two novels, two collections of short stories, various essays, and numerous book reviews over the course of her life. Her work continues to fascinate, perplex, and inspire new generations of readers and poses important questions about human nature, ethics, social change, equality, and justice. Although political philosophy was not O'Connor's pursuit, her writings frequently address themes that are not only crucial to American life and culture, but also offer valuable insight into the interplay between fiction and politics. A Political Companion to Flannery O'Connor explores the author's fiction, prose, and correspondence to reveal her central ideas about political thought in America. The contributors address topics such as O'Connor's affinity with writers and philosophers including Eric Voegelin, Edith Stein, Russell Kirk, and the Agrarians; her attitudes toward the civil rights movement; and her thoughts on controversies over eugenics. Other essays in the volume focus on O'Connor's influences, the principles underlying her fiction, and the value of her work for understanding contemporary intellectual life and culture. Examining the political context of O'Connor's life and her responses to the critical events and controversies of her time, this collection offers meaningful interpretations of the political significance of this influential writer's work.

Deep South

Deep South Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Theroux
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241969360
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SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER Winner of the Stanford Dolman Lifetime Contribution to Travel Writing Award 2020 Beloved travel writer Paul Theroux turns his attention to America, exploring the landscapes and communities of his homeland as an outsider for the first time For the past fifty years, Paul Theroux has travelled to the far corners of the earth - to China, India, Africa, the Pacific Islands, South America, Russia, and elsewhere - and brought them to life in his cool, exacting prose. In Deep South he turns his gaze to a region much closer to his home. Travelling through North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas, Paul Theroux writes of the stunning landscapes he discovers - the deserts, the mountains, the Mississippi - and above all, the lives of the people he meets. The South is a place of contradictions. There is the warm, open spirit of the soul food cafes, found in every town, no matter how small. There is the ruined grandeur of numberless ghostly towns, long abandoned by the industries that built them. There are the state gun shows and the close-knit,subtly forlorn tribe of people who attend and run them. Deep in the heart of his native country, Theroux discovers a land more profoundly foreign than anything he has previously experienced.

The Life You Save May Be Your Own

The Life You Save May Be Your Own Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Flannery O'Connor
Editor: HarperCollins
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When Tom Shiftlet arrives on a farm owned by an old woman and her deaf daughter, he is at first only interested in finding a place to stay in exchange for work. However, when the old woman offers her daughter Lucynell to him in marriage, along with a sum of money, he accepts, though his intentions towards the girl remain unclear. Similar in theme and style to many of other Flannery O’Connor’s short stories, “The Life You Save My Be Your Own” was originally published in O’Connor’s short story collection, A Good Man Is Hard to Find. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Flannery O'Connor
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 0735253838
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Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction, these thirty-one powerful and disturbing stories cement Flannery O'Connor as one of the preeminent fiction writers of the twentieth century. This collection includes twelve stories that did not appear in the two story collections O'Connor put together in her lifetime. This collection includes the following short stories: "The Geranium" "The Barber" "Wildcat" "The Crop" "The Turkey" "The Train" "The Peeler" "The Heart of the Park" "A Stroke of Good Fortune" "Enoch and the Gorilla" "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" "A Late Encounter with the Enemy" "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" "The River" "A Circle in the Fire" "The Displaced Person" "A Temple of the Holy Ghost" "The Artificial Nigger" "Good Country People" "You Can't Be Any Poorer Than Dead" "Greeleaf" "A View of the Woods" "The Enduring Chill" "The Comforts of Home" "Everything That Rises Must Converge" "The Partridge Festival" "The Lame Shall Enter First" "Why Do the Heathen Rage" "Revelation" "Parker's Back" "Judgement Day" Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.