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"Between the House and the Chicken Yard": The Masks of Flannery O’Connor
By author: Jolly Kay Sharp
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H835
ISBN: 9780881462630
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
Recognizing personal tendencies and developing literary talents enabled Mary Flannery O'Connor to don multiple masks, concealing or revealing segments of herself as she desired. O'Connor's masks serve as metaphorical embodiments of her veiled autobiography, illuminating key components of her sense of self and of her literary power. Sharp's exploration of these masks identifies O'Connor's goals, struggles, and successes.

Flannery O'Connor : the Woman, the Thinker, the Visionary
By author: Ted R Spivey
Product Code: P161
ISBN: 9780865545571
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00

Incarnational Art Of Flannery O'Connor, The
Product Code: H680
ISBN: 9780865549432
Product Format: Hardback
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The Incarnational Art of Flannery O’Connor argues that O’Connor designed a unique asthetic to defy the Gnostic dualisms that characterize American intellectual and spiritual life. Focusing on stories with artist figures, objets d’art, child protagonists, and embodied images, Lake describes how O’Connor’s fiction actively resists romantic theories of the imagination and religious life by highlighting the epistemological necessity of the body.

Inside the Church of Flannery O'Connor: Sacrament, Sacramental, and the Sacred in Her Fiction
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P380
ISBN: 9780881461381
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $22.95
This book offers significant new essays by leading scholars—William A. Sessions, John F. Desmond, Jill Peláez Baumgaertner, Ralph C. Wood, and John R. May—who have advanced the codification of O’Connor as a writer preoccupied with religious, and especially Catholic, themes.

Misfits and Marble Fauns: Religion and Romance in Hawthorne and O’Connor
By author: Wendy Piper
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H816
ISBN: 9780881462173
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
This book offers a fresh approach to Hawthorne and O’Connor as writers of the American romance. Drawing from a contemporary philosophical context, it applies Gadamer’s cultural critique of modernity to the moral and artistic visions conveyed through the authors’ use of the literary form of romance.

The Church Without the Church: Desert Orthodoxy in Flannery O’Connor’s “Dear Old Dirty Southland”
By author: M. K. Shaddix
Product Code: H903
ISBN: 9780881465280
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In the fifty years since her death, Flannery O’Connor studies have been conventionally delimited to two critical parameters: the South and the Church of Rome. This work challenges the conception of O’Connor as inherent to a monolithic South and to orthodox Roman Catholicism by problematizing the “Southern Gothic” trope, positing a non-canonical Southern realism, and repositioning O’Connor as essentially ecumenical in her private theology. The study contextualizes O’Connor’s work within the American scene by detailing the varied political and literary histories of the “North” and “South” as well as opposing the notion of region-specific aesthetics and a native anti-realist mode in the South.


Wingless Chickens, Bayou Catholics, and Pilgrim Wayfarers: Constructions of Audience and Tone in O’Connor, Gautreaux, and Percy
By author: L. Lamar Nisly
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H813
ISBN: 9780881462142
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Flannery O’Connor, Tim Gautreaux, and Walker Percy, are all Catholic writers from the South—and seem to embody very fully both parts of that label. Yet as quickly becomes clear in their writing, their fiction employs markedly different tones and modes of addressing their audience. Why do texts by three writers who each embrace their Southern locale and their Catholic beliefs seem to have so little in common? Nisly helps readers understand these authors’ fiction by examining the role that place and time had in shaping each author’s idea of an audience—and, by extension, his or her manner of addressing that audience.

Writing Against God : Language As Message in the Literature of Flannery O'Connor
Product Code: P179
ISBN: 9780865546202
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Writing Against God approaches O'Connor's fiction through linguistic analysis and with reader response perceptions. It examines her grammatical and stylistic choices and addresses the inconsistencies her readers encounter and the conflict this engenders.