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Desire, violence & divinity in modern southern fiction : Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Walker Percy

Author: Gary M Ciuba
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2011.
Series: Southern literary studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Louisiana paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"In this study, Gary M. Ciuba examines how four of the South's most probing writers of twentieth-century fiction - Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, and Walker Percy - expose the roots of violence in southern culture. Ciuba draws on the paradigm of mimetic violence developed by cultural and literary critic Rene Girard, who maintains that individual human nature is shaped by the desire to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Katherine Anne Porter; Flannery O'Connor; Cormac McCarthy; Walker Percy; Cormac McCarthy; Flannery O'Connor; Walker Percy; Katherine Anne Porter
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary M Ciuba
ISBN: 9780807138632 0807138630
OCLC Number: 704568668
Description: x, 287 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The hanged man at old Sardis church : the culture of violence and the violence of culture in the south --
2. "Given only me for model" : Porter's "Miranda" stories and the dilemmas of mimetic desire --
3. "Like a boulder blocking your path" : O'Connor's Skandalon in The Violent bear it away --
4. McCarthy's enfant terrible : incarnating sacred violence in Child of God --
5. No more for Azazel : victimizing the sign and signifying the victim in Percy's The Thanatos syndrome.
Series Title: Southern literary studies.
Other Titles: Desire, violence and divinity in modern southern fiction
Responsibility: Gary M. Ciuba.
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"In this study, Gary M. Ciuba examines how four of the South's most probing writers of twentieth-century fiction - Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, and Walker Percy - expose the roots of violence in southern culture. Ciuba draws on the paradigm of mimetic violence developed by cultural and literary critic Rene Girard, who maintains that individual human nature is shaped by the desire to imitate a model."--Jacket.

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