FLANNERY O'CONNOR The Woman, the Thinker, the Visionary

FLANNERY O'CONNOR The Woman, the Thinker, the Visionary

By: Spivey, Ted R

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Flannery O'Connor: The Woman, the Thinker, the Visionary evaluates O'Connor from the standpoint of one who knew her well and corresponded with her for six years on significant religious and literary matters. More than twenty letters written by O'Connor to Spivey are in her collected letters, and he quotes from these letters and other sources to present a picture of O'Connor as not only a brilliant writer of fiction, but as an intellectual and a student of the great Western tradition in literature and religion.

One of the chief points of this book, still neglected by most critics, is O'Connor's deep connection with writers such as Joyce Bernanos, Buber, and Mauriac and how understanding these relationships can help us define her better in the context of the Modernist tradition. O'Connor's close study of these and other religious writers, such as Teilhard de Chardin, led her to bring forth in her fiction competing visions of world apocalypse and of a renewed religious community in the world.

Title: FLANNERY O'CONNOR The Woman, the Thinker, the Visionary

Author Name: Spivey, Ted R

Categories: Literary Criticism - Literature,

Publisher: Mercer University Press: 1997

ISBN Number: 086554557x

ISBN Number 13: 9780865545571

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 119416

Description: Binding straight and tight; lower right front cover corner creased; spine uncreased; top edge sprinkled with light foxing; no marks or writing. ; Investigation of Flannery O'Connor's work including theological, social and political themes. ; Flannery O'Connor Series; 192 pages

Keywords: Flannery O'connor - Criticism,