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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, ©2004.
Series: Southern literary studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The two southern fiction writers most informed by orthodox religion, Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy were also among the most influential southern writers of their generation. In Peculiar Crossroads, Farrell O'Gorman explains that the radical religiosity of O'Connor and Percy's vision is precisely what made them so valuable as both southern fiction writers and social critics. Via their spiritual and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Flannery O'Connor; Walker Percy; Flannery O'Connor; Walker Percy; Flannery O'Connor; Walker Percy; Flannery O'Connor; Walker Percy
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Farrell O'Gorman
ISBN: 0807129887 9780807129883
OCLC Number: 55208449
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of North Carolina, 2000.
Description: ix, 259 pages ; 24 cm.
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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"The two southern fiction writers most informed by orthodox religion, Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy were also among the most influential southern writers of their generation. In Peculiar Crossroads, Farrell O'Gorman explains that the radical religiosity of O'Connor and Percy's vision is precisely what made them so valuable as both southern fiction writers and social critics. Via their spiritual and philosophical concerns, O'Gorman asserts, these two unabashedly Catholic authors bequeathed to even their most unorthodox successors a postmodern South of shopping malls and interstates imbued with as much meaning as Appomattox or Yoknapatawpha." "An exercise in literary history and criticism, Peculiar Crossroads renders a genuine understanding of the Catholic sensibility of both O'Connor and Percy and their influence among contemporary southern writers."--Jacket.

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