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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, La. : Louisiana State University Press, 2011.
Series: Southern literary studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Louisiana pbk. edView 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: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Ciuba, Gary M.
Desire, violence & divinity in modern southern fiction.
Baton Rouge, La. : Louisiana State University Press, 2011
(OCoLC)704568668
Named Person: Katherine Anne Porter; Flannery O'Connor; Cormac McCarthy; Walker Percy; Cormac McCarthy; Flannery O'Connor; Walker Percy; Katherine Anne Porter; Katherine Anne Porter; Flannery O'Connor; Cormac McCarthy; Walker Percy
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary M Ciuba
ISBN: 9780807138649 0807138649
OCLC Number: 714808476
Description: 1 online resource (x, 287 p.)
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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