Publisher description for Flannery O'Connor [by] Preston M. Browning, Jr. With a pref. by Harry T. Moore.


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Hailed by critics as one of the more con­troversial of contemporary American authors, Flannery O’Connor has been de­scribed as the most extreme Christian dualist since Dostoevsky. In this first full-length study of O’Connor’s work, Brown­ing explores the implications of O’Con­nor’s situation as a Roman Catholic in the South in the 1950s.

From this point of departure Browning offers a detailed analysis of Wise Blood, A Good Man Is Hard to Find, The Vio­lent Bear It Away, and Everything That Rises Must Converge. Touching upon writings about intensely religious acts and dilemmas, this look at a Roman Catholic Southern writer will be of special interest to students of philosophy and religion.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
O'Connor, Flannery -- Criticism and interpretation.
Women and literature -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Southern States -- In literature.