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Peculiar crossroads : Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, and Catholic vision in postwar southern fiction

Author: Farrell O'Gorman
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2008.
Series: Southern literary studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 1st Louisiana pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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O'Gorman, Farrell.
Peculiar crossroads.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)191696411
Named Person: Flannery O'Connor; Walker Percy; Flannery O'Connor; Walker Percy
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Farrell O'Gorman
ISBN: 9780807134276 0807134279
OCLC Number: 250595578
Notes: Based on author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of North Carolina, 2000.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 259 p.)
Contents: "We have had our fall" : malaise and mystery in the lives of Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy --
South to Rome : four southern writers and the Catholic revival --
Toward a Catholic theory of fiction : a Christian realism of the "here-and-now" --
Postwar America and the end of the modern South : catastrophes, castaways, new worlds --
Languages of mystery : legacies of O'Connor and Percy in contemporary southern letters.
Series Title: Southern literary studies.
Responsibility: Farrell O'Gorman.

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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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