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The Violent Bear It Away

Author : Flannery O'Connor
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First published in 1955, The Violent Bear It Away is now a landmark in American literature. It is a dark and absorbing example of the Gothic sensibility and bracing satirical voice that are united in Flannery O'Conner's work. In it, the orphaned Francis Marion Tarwater and his cousins, the schoolteacher Rayber, defy the prophecy of their dead uncle--that Tarwater will become a prophet and will baptize Rayber's young son, Bishop. A series of struggles ensues: Tarwater fights an internal battle against his innate faith and the voices calling him to be a prophet while Rayber tries to draw Tarwater into a more "reasonable" modern world. Both wrestle with the legacy of their dead relatives and lay claim to Bishop's soul. O'Connor observes all this with an astonishing combination of irony and compassion, humor and pathos. The result is a novel whose range and depth reveal a brilliant and innovative writers acutely alert to where the sacred lives and to where it does not.

A Study Guide for Flannery O Connor s The Violent Bear It Away

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A Study Guide for Flannery O'Connor's "The Violent Bear It Away," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Violent Bear It Away

Author : Flannery O'Connor
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"A back country orphan struggles to defy his uncle's prophesy that he will become a baptist prophet"--NoveList.

Wise Blood The Violent Bear it Away Everything that Rises Must Converge

Author : Flannery O'Connor
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Spiritual Deformation in Flannery O connor s the Violent Bear It Away and Peter Schaffer s Equus

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Dark Faith

Author : Susan Srigley
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Dark Faith: New Essays on Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away is a rich study of O'Connor's second novel by nine scholars in the fields of American literature, theology, and religious studies. Each essay is a penetrating look at the complexity of O'Connor's religious vision, taking seriously the darker turns of faith, the meaning of violence, and the centrality of love in her work. The thematic approach to the novel makes this an excellent companion to The Violent Bear It Away. Students and general readers alike will find new insights and thoughtful analyses of O'Connor's haunting novel. Richard Giannone's opening essay sets the tone with a study of three of O'Connor's most memorable characters, Hazel Motes, The Misfit, and Francis Tarwater, and their spiritual struggles to find meaning amid the darkness of their unbelief. John F. Desmond and Gary M. Ciuba address the complex question of family relations. Jason Peters analyzes abstraction in the novel, and Ruthann Knechel Johansen compares O'Connor's work with essays by Simone Weil on the topic of affliction. Scott Huelin approaches the novel from the perspective of theological ethics. P. Travis Kroeker and Karl E. Martin explore its biblical themes, and Susan Srigley ends the collection with a study of the relationships between the living and the dead. “Dark Faith: New Essays on Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away will make a welcome companion to Michael Kreyling's collection New Essays on Wise Blood. The essays in Susan Srigley's 'new essays' will assist critics and readers probing the complex terrain of violence not only in O'Connor's second (and last) novel, but in all her fiction. Serious students of the novel or of O'Connor's thought and artistry will find numerous rewards in its pages.” —Joseph M. Flora, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Critical Companion to Flannery O Connor

Author : Connie Ann Kirk
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Examines the life and writings of Flannery O'Connor, including detailed synopses of her works, explanations of literary terms, biographies of friends and family, and social and historical influences.

Flannery O Connor

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Flannery O Connor

Author : Frederick Asals
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This study explores the dualities that inform the entire body of Flannery O'Connor's fiction. From the almost unredeemable world of Wise Blood to the climactic moments of revelation that infuse The Violent Bear It Away and Everything That Rises Must Converge, O'Connor's novels and stories wrestle with extremes of faith and reason, acceptance and revolt; they arch between cool narrative and explosive action, between a sacramental vision and a primary intuition of reality.

Prophets Without Vision

Author : Hedda Ben-Bassat
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Ben-Bassat (English, Tel Aviv U.) discusses crises of ideology and identity in the fiction of contemporary American authors. She contends that the fiction of John Updike, Flannery O'Connor, Grace Paley, James Baldwin, and Alice Walker has absorbed a diversity of prophetic modes from a diversity of

Three by Flannery O Connor

Author : Flannery O'Connor
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Amidst the chaos of World War II… In a land of brutality and bloodshed… One death can still change everything. In war-torn Yugoslavia, a beautiful young filmmaker and photographer—a veritable hero to her people—and a German officer have been brutally murdered. Assigned to the case is military intelligence officer Captain Gregor Reinhardt. Already haunted by his wartime actions and the mistakes he’s made off the battlefield, he soon finds that his investigation may be more than just a murder—and that the late Yugoslavian heroine may have been much more brilliant—and treacherous—than anyone knew. Maneuvering his way through a minefield of political, military, and personal agendas and vendettas, Reinhardt knows that someone is leaving a trail of dead bodies to cover their tracks. But those bloody tracks may lead Reinhardt to a secret hidden within the ranks of the powerful that they will do anything to keep. And his search for the truth may kill him before he ever finds it.

The Habit of Being

Author : Flannery O'Connor
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Special Award "I have come to think that the true likeness of Flannery O'Connor will be painted by herself, a self-portrait in words, to be found in her letters . . . There she stands, a phoenix risen from her own words: calm, slow, funny, courteous, both modest and very sure of herself, intense, sharply penetrating, devout but never pietistic, downright, occasionally fierce, and honest in a way that restores honor to the word."—Sally Fitzgerald, from the Introduction

The Critical Response to Flannery O Connor

Author : Douglas Robillard
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With an emphasis on examining Flannery O'Connor's literary reputation during her lifetime, and the growth of that reputation after her death, this collection brings together 50 years of critical reactions to her work.

Ritual Performance in the Fiction of Flannery O Connor

Author : Cynthia Seel
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The first study of the importance of ritual in the works of O'Connor, with in-depth analysis of six of the writer's works.

Notes on doctrinal and spiritual subjects ed by J E Bowden

Author : Frederick William Faber
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Collected Works

Author : Flannery O'Connor
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This collection includes all the short stories, both novels, the essays, and sellected letters of one of the most unique and important writers in the southern tradition

Flannery O Connor s Religious Imagination

Author : George Kilcourse
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Explores how Flannery O'Connor's deep Catholic faith permeated her writing, with imaginative and sometimes grotesque characters searching for redemption and seeking God's grace through sometimes unusual and even bizarre means. Original.

Invisible Parade

Author : Miles Orvell
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Examines and evaluates the art and merit of novels and short stories by the twentieth-century American writer.

Understanding Flannery O Connor

Author : Margaret Earley Whitt
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Whitt (English, U. of Denver) examines in detail O'Connor's Southernness, her Roman Catholicism, and other components of her work in the first chapter. The following seven chapters explore O'Connor's fiction, non-fiction, essays, and letters. 5x7". Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Risen Sons

Author : John F. Desmond
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Though stressing that Flannery O'Connor was first and foremost a writer of fiction, John Desmond maintains in Risen Sons that her orthodox Catholic theology stands at the center of her vision, providing the metaphysical base from which the fiction evolved. Given this religious context, Desmond contends that O'Connor's stated view of fiction-writing as an "incarnational act" suggests a direct connection between the practice of fiction-writing and the Incarnation of Christ--the pivotal historic event which her fiction seeks to imitate and through which her vision is revealed. O'Connor's attempts to create images that would connect the Incarnation with fictional incarnation, Mystery with mystery, were not immediately realized in her early works. It was only with Wise Blood that she came to recognize Christian historical vision as her particular fictional subject and the analogical method as the appropriate fictional strategy. This discovery made possible the convergence of her metaphysics, historical vision, and artistic technique, providing the thematic and structural basis for the quality of "unique wholeness" that distinguishes all her works. Desmond suggests that O'Connor achieved the fullest development of her analogical vision and most complete identification of thought and technique in her novel The Violent Bear It Away. Her dramatic rendering of the route Tarwater takes before he can comprehend the transcendent, mysterious source of personality and the meaning of personhood in history parallels the actions of Christ, embodying O'Connor's complex and dramatic vision of the mind's engagement with history in all its ultimate extensions of meaning.