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The Resource A political companion to Flannery O'Connor, edited by Henry T. Edmondson III

A political companion to Flannery O'Connor, edited by Henry T. Edmondson III

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A political companion to Flannery O'Connor
Title
A political companion to Flannery O'Connor
Statement of responsibility
edited by Henry T. Edmondson III
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Acclaimed author and Catholic thinker Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) penned two novels, two collections of short stories, various essays, and numerous book reviews over the course of her life. Her work continues to fascinate, perplex, and inspire new generations of readers and poses important questions about human nature, ethics, social change, equality, and justice. Although political philosophy was not O'Connor's pursuit, her writings frequently address themes that are not only crucial to American life and culture, but also offer valuable insight into the interplay between fiction and politics. A Political Companion to Flannery O'Connor explores the author's fiction, prose, and correspondence to reveal her central ideas about political thought in America. The contributors address topics such as O'Connor's affinity with writers and philosophers including Eric Voegelin, Edith Stein, Russell Kirk, and the Agrarians; her attitudes toward the civil rights movement; and her thoughts on controversies over eugenics. Other essays in the volume focus on O'Connor's influences, the principles underlying her fiction, and the value of her work for understanding contemporary intellectual life and culture. Examining the political context of O'Connor's life and her responses to the critical events and controversies of her time, this collection offers meaningful interpretations of the political significance of this influential writer's work
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
813/.5409
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.C57
LC item number
Z796 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Edmondson, Henry T.
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  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Political and social views
  • Politisches Denken
  • Politik
  • United States
Label
A political companion to Flannery O'Connor, edited by Henry T. Edmondson III
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Henry T. Edmondson III -- part I. O'Connor's Politics -- 1. Flannery O'Connor and the agrarians : authentic religion and Southern identity / John D. Sykes Jr. -- 2. "These Jesuits work fast" : O'Connor's elusive politics / Benjamin B. Alexander -- 3. Desegregation and the silent character in O'Connor's "Everything that rises must converge" / Michael L. Schroeder -- 4. The pivotal year, 1963 : Flannery O'Connor and the civil rights movement / Margaret Earley Whitt -- part II. Kindred spirits -- 5. Flannery O'Connor, Friedrich von H赧el, and "this modernist business" / George Piggford, C.S.C. -- 6. Flannery O'Connor, the left-wing mystic, and the German Jew : a reconsideration / Sarah Gordon -- 7. Sacramental suffering : the friendship of Flannery O'Connor and Elizabeth Hester / Ralph C. Wood -- 8. Flannery O'Connor as Baroque artist : theological and literary strategies / Mark Bosco, S.J. -- part III. O'Connor and modernity -- 9. O'Connor and the rhetoric of eugenics : misfits, the "unfit," and us / Farrell O'Gorman -- 10. "School for sanctity" : O'Connor, Illich, and the politics of benevolence / Gary M. Ciuba -- 11. "He thinks he's Jesus Christ!" : Flannery O'Connor, Russell Kirk, and the problem of misguided humanitarianism / Henry T. Edmondson III -- 12. Flannery O'Connor and political community in "the displaced person" / John Roos -- 13. Future Flannery, or, how a hillbilly Thomist can help us navigate the politics of personhood in the twenty-first century / Christina Bieber Lake -- IV. Beyond politics -- 14. In defense of being : Flannery O'Connor and the politics of art / John F. Desmond -- 15. Flannery O'Connor, Eric Voegelin, and the question that lies between them / Marion Montgomery
Control code
987804859
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813169415
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1pzqvg5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)987804859
Label
A political companion to Flannery O'Connor, edited by Henry T. Edmondson III
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Henry T. Edmondson III -- part I. O'Connor's Politics -- 1. Flannery O'Connor and the agrarians : authentic religion and Southern identity / John D. Sykes Jr. -- 2. "These Jesuits work fast" : O'Connor's elusive politics / Benjamin B. Alexander -- 3. Desegregation and the silent character in O'Connor's "Everything that rises must converge" / Michael L. Schroeder -- 4. The pivotal year, 1963 : Flannery O'Connor and the civil rights movement / Margaret Earley Whitt -- part II. Kindred spirits -- 5. Flannery O'Connor, Friedrich von H赧el, and "this modernist business" / George Piggford, C.S.C. -- 6. Flannery O'Connor, the left-wing mystic, and the German Jew : a reconsideration / Sarah Gordon -- 7. Sacramental suffering : the friendship of Flannery O'Connor and Elizabeth Hester / Ralph C. Wood -- 8. Flannery O'Connor as Baroque artist : theological and literary strategies / Mark Bosco, S.J. -- part III. O'Connor and modernity -- 9. O'Connor and the rhetoric of eugenics : misfits, the "unfit," and us / Farrell O'Gorman -- 10. "School for sanctity" : O'Connor, Illich, and the politics of benevolence / Gary M. Ciuba -- 11. "He thinks he's Jesus Christ!" : Flannery O'Connor, Russell Kirk, and the problem of misguided humanitarianism / Henry T. Edmondson III -- 12. Flannery O'Connor and political community in "the displaced person" / John Roos -- 13. Future Flannery, or, how a hillbilly Thomist can help us navigate the politics of personhood in the twenty-first century / Christina Bieber Lake -- IV. Beyond politics -- 14. In defense of being : Flannery O'Connor and the politics of art / John F. Desmond -- 15. Flannery O'Connor, Eric Voegelin, and the question that lies between them / Marion Montgomery
Control code
987804859
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813169415
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1pzqvg5
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)987804859

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