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Flannery O'Connor in the age of terrorism : essays on violence and grace, edited by Avis Hewitt and Robert Donahoo

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Flannery O'Connor in the age of terrorism : essays on violence and grace
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Flannery O'Connor in the age of terrorism
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essays on violence and grace
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edited by Avis Hewitt and Robert Donahoo
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eng
Summary
In any age, humans wrestle with apparently inexorable forces. Today, we face the threat of global terrorism. In the aftermath of September 11, few could miss sensing that a great evil was at work in the world. In Flannery O'Connor's time, the threats came from different sources - World War II, the Cold War, and the Korean conflict - but they were just as real. She, too, lived though a "time of terror." The first major critical volume on Flannery O'Connor's work in more than a decade, Flannery O'Connor in the Age of Terrorism explores issues of violence, evil, and terror - themes that were never far from O'Connor's reach and that seem particularly relevant to our present-day setting. The fifteen essays collected here offer a wide range of perspectives that explore our changing views of violence in a post-9/11 world and inform our understanding of a writer whose fiction abounds in violence. Written by both established and emerging scholars, the pieces that editors Avis Hewitt and Robert Donahoo have selected offer a compelling and varied picture of this iconic author and her work. Included are comparisons of O'Connor to 1950s writers of noir literature and to the contemporary American novelist Cormac McCarthy; cultural studies that draw on horror comics of the Cold War and on Fordism and the American mythos of the automobile; and pieces that shed new light on O'Connor's complex religious sensibility and its role in her work. While continuing to speak fresh truths about her own time, O'Connor's fiction also resonates deeply with the postmodern sensibilities of audiences increasingly distant from her era - readers absorbed in their own terrors and sense of looming, ineffable threats. This provocative new collection presents O'Connor's work as a touchstone for understanding where our culture has been and where we are now. With its diverse approaches, Flannery O'Connor in the Age of Terrorism will prove useful not only to scholars and students of literature but to anyone interested in history, popular culture, theology, and reflective writing. Avis Hewitt has published articles in Flannery O'Connor Review, Christianity and Literature, and Renascence. She is associate professor of English at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Robert Donahoo is professor of English at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He has published articles in Flannery O'Connor Review, Literature and Belief, Journal of Contemporary Thought, and Journal of the Short Story in English
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813/.54
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3565.C57
LC item number
Z66788 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Hewitt, Avis
  • Donahoo, Robert
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  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • Violence in literature
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Violence in literature
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Flannery O'Connor in the age of terrorism : essays on violence and grace, edited by Avis Hewitt and Robert Donahoo
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
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Contents
Part 1: Reading O'Connor's Violence -- And the Violent Bear It Away: O'Connor and the Menace of Apocalyptic Terrorism / Anthony Di Renzo -- The Violence of Technique and the Technique of Violence / Christina Bieber Lake -- God may Strike You Thisaway: Flannery O'Connor and Simone Weil on Affliction and Joy / Ralph C. Wood -- Eating the Bread of Life: Muted Violence in the Violent Bear It Away / J. Ramsey Michaels -- Toward a Consistent Ethic of Life in O'Connor's A Stroke of Good Fortune / Linda Naranjo-Huebl -- Part 2: Connecting O'Connor's Violence -- Gory Stories: O'Connor and American Horror / Jon Lance Bacon -- All the Dead Bodies: O'Connor and Noir / William Brevda -- How the Symbol Means: Deferral vs. Confrontation in The Sound and the Fury and The Artificial Nigger / John D. Sykes Jr. -- Violence, Nature, and Prophecy in Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy / Farrell O'Gorman -- Shiftlet's Choice: O'Connor's Fordist Love Story / Doug Davis -- Part 3: Theorizing O'Connor's Violence -- O'Connor as Miscegenationist / Marshall Bruce Gentry -- The Hermeneutics of Suspicion: Problems in Interpreting the Life of Flannery O'Connor / W.A. Sessions -- Confinement and Violence, Flannery and Foucault / William Monroe -- On Belief, Conflict, and Universality: Flannery O'Connor, Walter Benn Michaels and Slavoj Zizek / Thomas F. Haddox -- Everything That Rises Does Not Converge: The State of O'Connor Studies / Robert Donahoo
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699513568
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1st ed.
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1 online resource (xvii, 277 pages)
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online
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9781572337084
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(OCoLC)699513568
Label
Flannery O'Connor in the age of terrorism : essays on violence and grace, edited by Avis Hewitt and Robert Donahoo
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Part 1: Reading O'Connor's Violence -- And the Violent Bear It Away: O'Connor and the Menace of Apocalyptic Terrorism / Anthony Di Renzo -- The Violence of Technique and the Technique of Violence / Christina Bieber Lake -- God may Strike You Thisaway: Flannery O'Connor and Simone Weil on Affliction and Joy / Ralph C. Wood -- Eating the Bread of Life: Muted Violence in the Violent Bear It Away / J. Ramsey Michaels -- Toward a Consistent Ethic of Life in O'Connor's A Stroke of Good Fortune / Linda Naranjo-Huebl -- Part 2: Connecting O'Connor's Violence -- Gory Stories: O'Connor and American Horror / Jon Lance Bacon -- All the Dead Bodies: O'Connor and Noir / William Brevda -- How the Symbol Means: Deferral vs. Confrontation in The Sound and the Fury and The Artificial Nigger / John D. Sykes Jr. -- Violence, Nature, and Prophecy in Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy / Farrell O'Gorman -- Shiftlet's Choice: O'Connor's Fordist Love Story / Doug Davis -- Part 3: Theorizing O'Connor's Violence -- O'Connor as Miscegenationist / Marshall Bruce Gentry -- The Hermeneutics of Suspicion: Problems in Interpreting the Life of Flannery O'Connor / W.A. Sessions -- Confinement and Violence, Flannery and Foucault / William Monroe -- On Belief, Conflict, and Universality: Flannery O'Connor, Walter Benn Michaels and Slavoj Zizek / Thomas F. Haddox -- Everything That Rises Does Not Converge: The State of O'Connor Studies / Robert Donahoo
Control code
699513568
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 277 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781572337084
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)699513568

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