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Flannery O'Connor : the Woman, the Thinker, the Visionary
By author: Ted R Spivey
Product Code: P161
ISBN: 9780865545571
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Growing Wings to Overcome Gravity : Criticism As the Pursuit of Virtue
By author: George A. Panichas
Product Code: P177
ISBN: 9780865546189
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"Growing Wings to Overcome Gravity, inspired by a passage from Plato's Phaedrus, serves as a coda to my critical trilogy, published over a span of nearly twenty years: The Reverent Discipline (1974), The courage of Judgement (1982), and The Critic as Conservator (1992). My title here provides the encompassing poetic image-and the inspiration behind my critical intent- of ultimately overcoming the crises of modernism in which we agonize, and of attaining the promise of spiritual and moral order.

Writing Against God : Language As Message in the Literature of Flannery O'Connor
Product Code: P179
ISBN: 9780865546202
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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.

Elements : The Novels of James Dickey
By author: Casey Clabough
Product Code: H558
ISBN: 9780865547438
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Elements: The Novels of James Dickey draws upon previously undiscussed manuscripts and notes to articulate Dickey's fictional vision as it appears in his three published novels, while also examining his early unpublished fiction and post- Deliverance screenplays. The book's thesis follows Dickey's philosophical and verbal theory for his published fiction (the practice of merging), illustrating the multifaceted and layered manner in which it functions, encompassing protagonist and environment and reader and text.

Snakes, Butterbeans, and the Discovery of Electricity
By author: James A. Perkins
Product Code: H617
ISBN: 9780865548145
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With the frankness of a memoir, each story in Snakes, Butterbeans, and the Discovery of Electricity explores the reaches of innocence amid a Kentucky childhood. Nolstalgic, funny, and touching, this collection reminds us of the forgotten paths and pitfalls of childhood. In the fashion of the truest Southern storytellers, Perkins, in Snakes, Butterbeans, and the Discovery of Electricity asks us in, invites us to stay awhile, and to listen.

Combustible Burn : A Play
By author: Andrew Silver
Product Code: P238
ISBN: 9780865548367
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Combustible/Burn is the inspirational play about young people finding their faith challenged, finding their moral centers broadened, and finding their courage strengthened to defeat hatred at any cost. ritten from hundreds of hours of interviews, almost every word of this documentary play comes directly from the original actors themselves, telling a powerful story of Christian idealism, compassion, and justice, burning from a small Georgia city to the coast of Africa and back again.

CrossRoads : A Southern Culture Annual
Edited by: Ted Olson
Product Code: P248
ISBN: 9780865548664
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CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual is a publication dedicated to the interdisciplinary study and artistic appreciation of the South (broadly defined) and Southern culture.

I Am in Fact a Hobbit : An Introduction to the Life and Works of J. R. R. Tolkien
By author: Perry C. Bramlett
Product Code: P262
ISBN: 9780865548947
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Whether you’ve been a fan for years or you’ve just recently been hooked by the blockbuster Lord of the Rings movies, "I Am in Fact a Hobbit" is an excellent starting point into the life and work of J. R. R. Tolkien. This indispensable and concise introduction to the career of J. R. R. Tolkien includes: • a biographical chapter about the man who was a brilliant Oxford professor and Catholic Christian, loving father and devoted husband, and close friend of C. S. Lewis • overviews and discussions of his best-selling popular works such as the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings, his often overlooked academic works and his children’s books such as Roverandom and Mr. Bliss. • a detailed chronology of the important events and times of his life and career • an extensive listing of his works, both published and unpublished • a resource bibliography of the best works about him

Going to Ground : Simple Life on a Georgia Pond
By author: Amy Blackmarr
Product Code: P267
ISBN: 9780865549050
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Unfulfilled by city life, Amy Blackmarr sold her thriving Kansas business and returned to the pine woods of South Georgia to follow a dream. For five years, she lived in her grandfather’s "old scarecrow of a fishing cabin" beside the pond. Now with warmth, humor, and a strong, clear voice, she brings her rustic world alive in stories about her dogs, life without hot water, visits from an alligator, and the life and death of her grandmother. Blackmarr also writes candidly of the demons she must conquer in her own nature to become the person she longs to be while continually proving there is wonder to be found in every moment. In the tradition of Thoreau’s Walden and Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Going to Ground is a tribute to the transcendent beauty of nature and the joys, fears, lessons, and serenity of the solitary life. Originally published in 1997, Mercer University Press proudly introduces this new edition.

House of Steps : Finding the Path Home
By author: Amy Blackmarr
Product Code: P275
ISBN: 9780865549128
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When the award of a graduate fellowship brings Amy Blackmarr to Kansas from her grandfather’s old pond-side fishing shack in rural South Georgia—"where the scents of pine straw on damp mornings and peanuts drying in October fields were deep and warm and familiar"—she rents a hippie house in the country that quickly becomes the setting for a tangled string of quirky events. With characteristic humor, irony, and an unfailing sense of wonder, Blackmarr gets lost in the woods, battles wasps but falls in love with a roach, frets over the "corruption" of her mother, calls the sheriff on her neighbors, laments her perfectionism, collects bugs in a bowl, and takes in yet another stray dog. The chaotic, often contemplative, always revealing journey into her own nature is reflected in the vibrant natural settings Blackmarr inhabits; yet her discoveries provide readers warm and lyrical proof that they don’t have to escape into the woods to understand themselves, or their world, more deeply. Originally published in 1999, this edition of House of Steps includes a new unpublished essay.

Joseph Conrad : His Moral Vision
By author: George A. Panichas
Product Code: H677
ISBN: 9780865549364
Product Format: Hardback
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This book seeks to renew interest in Joseph Conrad's moral imagination. In illuminating interpretations the author focuses on the consequences of moral darkness and moral warfare as he proceeds to uncover Conrad's basic ideas and meaning. The book shows that morality in Conrad's work is not reducible to an absolute category but must be apprehended in the forms of both moral crises and the possibility of moral recovery enacted in their complexity and tensions

Experimentation And Versatility : The Early Novels And Short Fiction Of Fred Chappell
By author: Casey Clabough
Product Code: H681
ISBN: 9780865549456
Product Format: Hardback
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Experimentation and Versatility considers Chappell’s first four novels and his short fiction—the novels chronologically and the short stories thematically—in order to demonstrate the unique range and importance of his fictional prose.

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