Peculiar Crossroads : Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, and Catholic Vision in Postwar Southern Fiction

By: O'Gorman, FarrellMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandLibrary of Southern Civilization: Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2004Description: 1 online resource (272 p.)ISBN: 9780807134276Subject(s): American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | American fiction -- Catholic authors -- History and criticism | American fiction -- Southern States -- History and criticism | Catholics -- Southern States -- Intellectual life | Christian fiction, American -- History and criticism | Christianity and literature -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century | O'Connor, Flannery -- Criticism and interpretation | Percy, Walker, 1916-1990 -- Criticism and interpretation | Southern States -- In literature | Southern States -- ReligionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Peculiar Crossroads : Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, and Catholic Vision in Postwar Southern FictionDDC classification: 813.54 LOC classification: PS3565.C57 .Z813 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; 1. "WE HAVE HAD OUR FALL": Malaise and Mystery in the Lives of Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy; 2. SOUTH TO ROME: Four Southern Writers and the Catholic Revival; 3. TOWARD A CATHOLIC THEORY OF FICTION: A Christian Realism of the "Here-and-Now"; 4. POSTWAR AMERICA AND THE END OF THE MODERN SOUTH: Catastrophes, Castaways, New Worlds; 5. LANGUAGES OF MYSTERY: Legacies of O'Connor and Percy in Contemporary Southern Letters; Selected Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Summary: In Peculiar Crossroads, Farrell O'Gorman explains how the radical religiosity of both Flannery O'Connor's and Walker Percy's vision made them so valuable as southern fiction writers and social critics. Via their spiritual and philosophical concerns, O'Gorman asserts, these two unabashedly Catholic authors bequeathed a postmodern South of shopping malls and interstates imbued with as much meaning as Appomattox or Yoknapatawpha. O'Gorman builds his argument with biographical, historical, literary, and theological evidence, examining the writers' work through intriguing pairings, such as O'Connor
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; 1. "WE HAVE HAD OUR FALL": Malaise and Mystery in the Lives of Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy; 2. SOUTH TO ROME: Four Southern Writers and the Catholic Revival; 3. TOWARD A CATHOLIC THEORY OF FICTION: A Christian Realism of the "Here-and-Now"; 4. POSTWAR AMERICA AND THE END OF THE MODERN SOUTH: Catastrophes, Castaways, New Worlds; 5. LANGUAGES OF MYSTERY: Legacies of O'Connor and Percy in Contemporary Southern Letters; Selected Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z

In Peculiar Crossroads, Farrell O'Gorman explains how the radical religiosity of both Flannery O'Connor's and Walker Percy's vision made them so valuable as southern fiction writers and social critics. Via their spiritual and philosophical concerns, O'Gorman asserts, these two unabashedly Catholic authors bequeathed a postmodern South of shopping malls and interstates imbued with as much meaning as Appomattox or Yoknapatawpha. O'Gorman builds his argument with biographical, historical, literary, and theological evidence, examining the writers' work through intriguing pairings, such as O'Connor

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Farrell O'Gorman, a native of South Carolina, lives in Chicago, where he is a professor in DePaul University's Catholic Studies Department.

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