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The Resource Dark faith : new essays on Flannery O'Connor's The violent bear it away, edited by Susan Srigley

Dark faith : new essays on Flannery O'Connor's The violent bear it away, edited by Susan Srigley

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Dark faith : new essays on Flannery O'Connor's The violent bear it away
Title
Dark faith
Title remainder
new essays on Flannery O'Connor's The violent bear it away
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susan Srigley
Title variation
Flannery O'Connor's The violent bear it away
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Dark Faith: New Essays on Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away is a rich study of O'Connor's second novel by nine scholars in the fields of American literature, theology, and religious studies. Each essay is a penetrating look at the complexity of O'Connor's religious vision, taking seriously the darker turns of faith, the meaning of violence, and the centrality of love in her work. The thematic approach to the novel makes this an excellent companion to The Violent Bear It Away. Students and general readers alike will find new insights and thoughtful analyses of O'Connor's haunting novel. Richard Giannone's opening essay sets the tone with a study of three of O'Connor's most memorable characters, Hazel Motes, The Misfit, and Francis Tarwater, and their spiritual struggles to find meaning amid the darkness of their unbelief. John F. Desmond and Gary M. Ciuba address the complex question of family relations. Jason Peters analyzes abstraction in the novel, and Ruthann Knechel Johansen compares O'Connor's work with essays by Simone Weil on the topic of affliction. Scott Huelin approaches the novel from the perspective of theological ethics. P. Travis Kroeker and Karl E. Martin explore its biblical themes, and Susan Srigley ends the collection with a study of the relationships between the living and the dead. "Dark Faith: New Essays on Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away will make a welcome companion to Michael Kreyling's collection New Essays on Wise Blood. The essays in Susan Srigley's 'new essays' will assist critics and readers probing the complex terrain of violence not only in O'Connor's second (and last) novel, but in all her fiction. Serious students of the novel or of O'Connor's thought and artistry will find numerous rewards in its pages.""--Project Muse
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Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3565.C57
LC item number
V5633 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
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Srigley, Susan
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  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • Christianity in literature
  • Faith in literature
  • Violence in literature
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • Christianity in literature
  • Faith in literature
  • Religion
  • Violence in literature
Label
Dark faith : new essays on Flannery O'Connor's The violent bear it away, edited by Susan Srigley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dark night, dark faith : Hazel Motes, the Misfit, and Francis Marion Tarwater / Richard Giannone -- The lost childhood of George Rayber / John F. Desmond -- "Not his son" : violent kinship and the spirit of adoption in The violent bear it away / Gary M. Ciuba -- Abstraction and Intimacy in Flannery O'Connor's The violent bear it away / Jason Peters -- Transfiguring affliction : Simone Weil and Flannery O'Connor / Ruthann Knechel Johansen -- Only love overcomes violence : The violent bear it away as case studies in theological ethics / Scott Huelin -- "Jesus is the Bread of Life" : Johannine sign and deed in The violent bear It away / P. Travis Kroeker -- Suffering violence in the kingdom of heaven : The violent bear it away / Karl E. Martin -- Asceticism and abundance : the communion of saints in The violent bear it away / Susan Srigley
Control code
794488965
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 219 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268092795
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794488965
Label
Dark faith : new essays on Flannery O'Connor's The violent bear it away, edited by Susan Srigley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dark night, dark faith : Hazel Motes, the Misfit, and Francis Marion Tarwater / Richard Giannone -- The lost childhood of George Rayber / John F. Desmond -- "Not his son" : violent kinship and the spirit of adoption in The violent bear it away / Gary M. Ciuba -- Abstraction and Intimacy in Flannery O'Connor's The violent bear it away / Jason Peters -- Transfiguring affliction : Simone Weil and Flannery O'Connor / Ruthann Knechel Johansen -- Only love overcomes violence : The violent bear it away as case studies in theological ethics / Scott Huelin -- "Jesus is the Bread of Life" : Johannine sign and deed in The violent bear It away / P. Travis Kroeker -- Suffering violence in the kingdom of heaven : The violent bear it away / Karl E. Martin -- Asceticism and abundance : the communion of saints in The violent bear it away / Susan Srigley
Control code
794488965
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 219 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268092795
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794488965

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