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The Resource Flannery O'Connor, hermit novelist, Richard Giannone

Flannery O'Connor, hermit novelist, Richard Giannone

Label
Flannery O'Connor, hermit novelist
Title
Flannery O'Connor, hermit novelist
Statement of responsibility
Richard Giannone
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""Lord, I'm glad I'm a hermit novelist," Flannery O'Connor wrote to a friend in 1957. Sequestered by ill health, O'Connor spent the last thirteen years of her life on the family farm in rural Georgia, which she claimed was accessible "only by bus or buzzard." During this productive, solitary time she became increasingly fascinated by fourth-century Christians who retreated to the desert for spiritual replenishment." "In Flannery O'Connor, Hermit Novelist, Richard Giannone explores O'Connor's identification with these early Christian monastics, a bond that stemmed from her faith as well as her own isolation and physical suffering from lupus, and the ways in which their strange, still voices illuminate her fiction. Distinguishing among various desert calls summoning O'Connor's protagonists to solitude and renunciation, Giannone shows how these characters live out a radical simplicity of ascetic discipline as a means of grappling with their demons and drawing closer to God."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giannone, Richard
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3565.C57
LC item number
Z6794 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian fiction, American
  • Monastic and religious life in literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Spiritual life in literature
  • Asceticism in literature
  • Solitude in literature
  • Hermits in literature
  • Deserts in literature
  • Desert Fathers
  • Catholics
  • O'Connor, Flannery
Label
Flannery O'Connor, hermit novelist, Richard Giannone
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-279) 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
Contents
The hermit novelist -- Hazel Motes and the desert tradition -- Sporting with demons -- Entering a strange country -- The prophet and the word in the desert -- Acedia and Penthos -- Vision and vice -- The power of exile
Control code
41628118
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 287 pages
Isbn
9780252025280
Lccn
99006653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Flannery O'Connor, hermit novelist, Richard Giannone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-279) 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
Contents
The hermit novelist -- Hazel Motes and the desert tradition -- Sporting with demons -- Entering a strange country -- The prophet and the word in the desert -- Acedia and Penthos -- Vision and vice -- The power of exile
Control code
41628118
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 287 pages
Isbn
9780252025280
Lccn
99006653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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