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Gospel According to Flannery O'Connor : Examining the Role of the Bible in Flannery O'Connor's Fiction

By: Cofer, Jordan.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Huntingdon : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014Description: 1 online resource (161 p.).ISBN: 9781623562274.Subject(s): Bible -- In literature | O''Connor, Flannery -- Criticism and interpretationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gospel According to Flannery O'Connor : Examining the Role of the Bible in Flannery O'Connor's FictionDDC classification: 813/.54 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- 1 Towards a New Approach to Flannery -- 2 Wise Blood as a Primer for O'Connor's Religious Vision -- 3 From Dishonor to Glory: Biblical Recapitulation in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" and "Judgment Day" -- 4 The Terrible Speed of Mercy: Flannery O'Connor's Backwoods Prophets -- 5 So the Last Shall Be First, and the First Last: Biblical Reversals in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor -- Bibliography -- Index -- Index of Biblical References
Summary: Jordan Cofer examines the influence of the Bible upon Flannery O'Connor's fiction. While there are many studies exploring how her Catholicism affected her fiction, this book argues that O'Connor is heavily influenced by the Bible itself. Specifically, it explicates the largely undocumented ways in which she used the Bible as source material for her work. It also shows that, rhetorically, many of O'Connor's stories (and/or characters) are based upon biblical models. Furthermore, Cofer explains how O'Connor's stories engage their biblical analogues in unusual, unexpected, and sometimes grotesque
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Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- 1 Towards a New Approach to Flannery -- 2 Wise Blood as a Primer for O'Connor's Religious Vision -- 3 From Dishonor to Glory: Biblical Recapitulation in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" and "Judgment Day" -- 4 The Terrible Speed of Mercy: Flannery O'Connor's Backwoods Prophets -- 5 So the Last Shall Be First, and the First Last: Biblical Reversals in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor -- Bibliography -- Index -- Index of Biblical References

Jordan Cofer examines the influence of the Bible upon Flannery O'Connor's fiction. While there are many studies exploring how her Catholicism affected her fiction, this book argues that O'Connor is heavily influenced by the Bible itself. Specifically, it explicates the largely undocumented ways in which she used the Bible as source material for her work. It also shows that, rhetorically, many of O'Connor's stories (and/or characters) are based upon biblical models. Furthermore, Cofer explains how O'Connor's stories engage their biblical analogues in unusual, unexpected, and sometimes grotesque

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Jordan Cofer Assistant Professor of English at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, USA.

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