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Flannery O'Connor and Cold War culture, Jon Lance Bacon

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Flannery O'Connor and Cold War culture
Title
Flannery O'Connor and Cold War culture
Statement of responsibility
Jon Lance Bacon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Flannery O'Connor and Cold War Culture offers a radically new reading of O'Connor, who is known primarily as the creator of "universal" religious dramas. By recovering the historical context in which O'Connor wrote her fiction, Jon Lance Bacon reveals an artist deeply concerned with the issues that engaged other producers of American culture from the 1940s to the 1960s: a national identity, political anxiety, and intellectual freedom. Bacon takes an interdisciplinary approach, relating the stories and novels to political texts and sociological studies, as well as films, television programs, paintings, advertisements, editorial cartoons, and comic books. At a time when national paranoia ran high, O'Connor joined in the public discussion regarding a way of life that seemed threatened from outside - the American way of life. The discussion tended toward celebration, but O'Connor raised doubts about the quality of life within the United States. Specifically, she attacked the consumerism that cold warriors cited as evidence of American cultural superiority. The role of dissenter appealed greatly to O'Connor, and her identity as a Southern, Catholic writer - the very identity that has discouraged critics from considering her as an American writer - furnished a position from which to criticize the Cold War consensus."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bacon, Jon Lance
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
72
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • Literature and society
  • Women and literature
  • Social problems in literature
  • Cold War in literature
Label
Flannery O'Connor and Cold War culture, Jon Lance Bacon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-163) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27811378
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 174 pages
Isbn
9780521445290
Isbn Type
(hard)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1574895
Label
Flannery O'Connor and Cold War culture, Jon Lance Bacon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-163) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
27811378
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 174 pages
Isbn
9780521445290
Isbn Type
(hard)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1574895

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