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Flannery O'Connor and the perils of governing by tenderness

Author: Jerome C Foss
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2019]
Series: Politics, literature, & film.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Flannery O'Connor's fiction continues to haunt American readers, in part because of its uncanny ability to remind us who we are and what we need. This book reveals the extent to which O'Connor was a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Foss, Jerome C., author.
Flannery O'Connor and the perils of governing by tenderness
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2018052310
Named Person: Flannery O'Connor; Flannery O'Connor; Flannery O'Connor; Flannery O'Connor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome C Foss
ISBN: 9781498532594 1498532594
OCLC Number: 1061863930
Description: xii, 187 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Mystery, Manners, and Regimes --
2. The Ancient View of Politics --
3. The Intelligent Holiness of the Medieval Mind --
4. The First Modern Man: The Master of Things --
5. The Second Modern Man: Caught in a Maze of Guilt --
6. The Third Modern Man: Feeling About for the Lost God --
7. Returning to the Source of Tenderness --
8. Concluding Reflection: Motes and Rawls.
Series Title: Politics, literature, & film.
Responsibility: Jerome C. Foss.

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Readers may be wary of a book that baptizes a literary saint into a political fount; however, Foss does not align Flannery O'Connor with any ideological camp or reduce her fiction to morals on Read more...

 
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