Flannery O''Connor''s Dark Comedies : The Limits of Inference
By: Shloss, Carol.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 1980Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (172 p.).ISBN: 9780807142462.Subject(s): Comic, The, in literature | O’Connor, Flannery -- Criticism and interpretation | Southern States -- In literature | Women and literature -- Southern States -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Flannery O''Connor''s Dark Comedies : The Limits of InferenceDDC classification: 813/.54 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; ONE: The Problem of Textual Implication; TWO: The Writer''s Sense of Audience; THREE: Extensions of the Grotesque; FOUR: The Rhetorical Uses of Analogy and Allusion; FIVE: Control of Distance in The Violent Bear It Away; SIX: Epiphany; Conclusion: The Limits of Inference; Chronology of Flannery O''Connor''s Fiction; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z
In Flannery O'Connor's Dark Comedies Carol Shloss aims to return Flannery O'Connor to her readers on fathomable terms, to offer a rhetorical, rather than theological, perspective from which to understand the country preachers, square-jawed farm wives, wise rubes, foolish intellectuals, huckster Bible salesmen, killers, and other "good country people" who populate O'Connor's fiction. This valuable study of O'Connor's style uses several methods to dissect the author's literary devices from the dramatization of extreme religious experience to direct address to the reader.
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