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A Good Man is Hard to Find

By Flannery O'Connor
  • ISBN Code: : 1551999358
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Pages : 168
  • Category : Fiction
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A masterful collection of short fiction from one of America’s greats. The centerpiece of the collection, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” tells the story of a family road trip that takes a dark turn when they cross paths with an escaped murderer. Including other great stories like “A Stroke of Good Fortune” and “A Circle in the Fire,” O’Connor’s gift for mesmerizing prose makes this a must-read. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

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At his wit’s end with his son’s grief over the death of his mother a year earlier, Sheppard invites a troubled youth, Rufus, into their home. Contemptuous of Sheppard, Rufus resists the man’s attempts to improve him, but the extent—and consequences—of Rufus’s disdain for Sheppard become clear only in Rufus’s dealings with Sheppard’s son, Norton. American author Flannery O’Connor is known for her portrayal of flawed characters and their inevitable spiritual transformation. “The Lame Shall Enter First” is a haunting story of a flawed man unable to connect with and comfort his grieving son. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Violent Bear It Away

By Flannery O'Connor
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 1466829052
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 923
  • Pdf File: the-violent-bear-it-away.pdf

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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.

The Comforts Of Home

By Flannery O'Connor
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 1443440302
  • Total of Pages : 25
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 928
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When Thomas’s mother takes a young woman jailed for fraud under her wing, he is instantly wary of the newcomer. When his mother takes her charity even farther and invites the woman, Sarah, to live with them, Thomas predicts disaster and begins to take steps to have Sarah removed from their home and from his life. “The Comforts of Home” was originally published in Flannery O’Connor’s 1965 short-story anthology, Everything That Rises Must Converge, and deals with themes familiar in many of O’Connor’s works, including religion and morality. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Conceived in Modernism

By Aimee Armande Wilson
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1501307142
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 217
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Current debates about birth control can be surprisingly volatile, especially given the near-universal use of contraception among American and British women. Conceived in Modernism: The Aesthetics and Politics of Birth Control offers a new perspective on these debates by demonstrating that the political positions surrounding birth control have roots in literary concerns, specifically those of modernist writers. Whereas most scholarship treats modernism and birth control activism as parallel, but ultimately separate, movements, Conceived in Modernism shows that they were deeply intertwined. This book argues not only that literary concerns exerted a lasting influence on the way activists framed the emerging politics of contraception, but that birth control activism helped shape some of modernism's most innovative concepts. By revealing the presence of literary aesthetics in the discourse surrounding birth control, Conceived in Modernism helps us see this discourse as a variable facet rather than a permanent bulwark of reproductive rights debates.

Flannery O'Connor's Religious Imagination

By George Kilcourse
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  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Book Code : 9780809140053
  • Total of Pages : 340
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 773
  • Pdf File: flannery-o-connor-s-religious-imagination.pdf

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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.

Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor

By Alison Arant,Jordan Cofer
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Book Code : 1496831837
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 333
  • Pdf File: reconsidering-flannery-o-connor.pdf

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Contributions by Lindsay Alexander, Alison Arant, Alicia Matheny Beeson, Eric Bennett, Gina Caison, Jordan Cofer, Doug Davis, Doreen Fowler, Marshall Bruce Gentry, Bruce Henderson, Monica C. Miller, William Murray, Carol Shloss, Alison Staudinger, and Rachel Watson The National Endowment for the Humanities has funded two Summer Institutes titled "Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor," which invited scholars to rethink approaches to Flannery O’Connor’s work. Drawing largely on research that started as part of the 2014 NEH Institute, this collection shares its title and its mission. Featuring fourteen new essays, Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor disrupts a few commonplace assumptions of O’Connor studies while also circling back to some old questions that are due for new attention. The volume opens with “New Methodologies,” which features theoretical approaches not typically associated with O’Connor’s fiction in order to gain new insights into her work. The second section, “New Contexts,” stretches expectations on literary genre, on popular archetypes in her stories, and on how we should interpret her work. The third section, lovingly called “Strange Bedfellows,” puts O’Connor in dialogue with overlooked or neglected conversation partners, while the final section, “O’Connor’s Legacy,” reconsiders her personal views on creative writing and her wishes regarding the handling of her estate upon death. With these final essays, the collection comes full circle, attesting to the hazards that come from overly relying on O’Connor’s interpretation of her own work but also from ignoring her views and desires. Through these reconsiderations, some of which draw on previously unpublished archival material, the collection attests to and promotes the vitality of scholarship on Flannery O’Connor.

Gale Researcher Guide for: Where Pain Is a Mercy: Flannery O'Connor

By Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1535850701
  • Total of Pages : 8
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 714
  • Pdf File: gale-researcher-guide-for.pdf

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Gale Researcher Guide for: Where Pain Is a Mercy: Flannery O'Connor is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

Horror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories that Speak to Our Deepest Fears [2 volumes]

By Matt Cardin
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440842027
  • Total of Pages : 967
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 595
  • Pdf File: horror-literature-through-history.pdf

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This two-volume set offers comprehensive coverage of horror literature that spans its deep history, dominant themes, significant works, and major authors, such as Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Anne Rice, as well as lesser-known horror writers. • Describes horror literature during different periods, thus helping readers understand the roots of modern horror literature, how works of horror have engaged social issues, and how horror has evolved over time • Connects horror literature to popular culture through sidebars on film adaptations, television shows, video games, and other nonliterary, popular culture topics • Includes excerpts from selected literary works that exemplify topics discussed in the entries that support English language arts standards by enabling students to read these excerpts critically in light of the entries • Prompts students to consider the nature of horror as a genre, the relationship of horror literature and social issues, and how horror literature intersects with mainstream supernatural concerns, such as religion

Flannery

By Brad Gooch
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316040657
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 429
  • Pdf File: flannery.pdf

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The landscape of American literature was fundamentally changed when Flannery O'Connor stepped onto the scene with her first published book, Wise Blood, in 1952. Her fierce, sometimes comic novels and stories reflected the darkly funny, vibrant, and theologically sophisticated woman who wrote them. Brad Gooch brings to life O'Connor's significant friendships -- with Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Hardwick, Walker Percy, and James Dickey among others -- and her deeply felt convictions, as expressed in her communications with Thomas Merton, Elizabeth Bishop, and Betty Hester. Hester was famously known as "A" in O'Connor's collected letters, The Habit of Being, and a large cache of correspondence to her from O'Connor was made available to scholars, including Brad Gooch, in 2006. O'Connor's capacity to live fully -- despite the chronic disease that eventually confined her to her mother's farm in Georgia -- is illuminated in this engaging and authoritative biography. Praise for Flannery: "Flannery O'Connor, one of the best American writers of short fiction, has found her ideal biographer in Brad Gooch. With elegance and fairness, Gooch deals with the sensitive areas of race and religion in O'Connor's life. He also takes us back to those heady days after the war when O'Connor studied creative writing at Iowa. There is much that is new in this book, but, more important, everything is presented in a strong, clear light."-Edmund White "This splendid biography gives us no saint or martyr but the story of a gifted and complicated woman, bent on making the best of the difficult hand fate has dealt her, whether it is with grit and humor or with an abiding desire to make palpable to readers the terrible mystery of God's grace."-Frances Kiernan, author of Seeing Mary Plain: A Life of Mary McCarthy "A good biographer is hard to find. Brad Gooch is not merely good-he is extraordinary. Blessed with the eye and ear of a novelist, he has composed the life that admirers of the fierce and hilarious Georgia genius have long been hoping for."-Joel Conarroe, President Emeritus, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation

Religion in Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find"

By Eleonora Reis
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3668800162
  • Total of Pages : 19
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 739
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, language: English, abstract: At first sight “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” by Flannery O`Connor just appears like a grotesque story because it begins with a happy family trip and ends with a conversation about Jesus and six murders. But if the story is read under the aspect of religion, it has indeed got a deeper meaning. The fact that the author herself was a very religious woman, as will be obvious from her biography, and that religion appears in all of her works, shows that this short story can only be interpreted with the focus on religion.

Flannery O'Connor, Hermit Novelist

By Richard Giannone
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  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Book Code : 1611172276
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 113
  • Pdf File: flannery-o-connor-hermit-novelist.pdf

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"Lord, I'm glad I'm a hermit novelist," Flannery O'Connor wrote to a friend in 1957. Sequestered by ill health, O'Connor spent the final thirteen years of her life on her isolated family farm in rural Georgia. During this productive time she developed a fascination with fourth-century Christians who retreated to the desert for spiritual replenishment and whose isolation, suffering, and faith mirrored her own. In Flannery O'Connor, Hermit Novelist, Richard Giannone explores O'Connor's identification with these early Christian monastics and the ways in which she infused her fiction with their teachings. Surveying the influences of the desert fathers on O'Connor's protagonists, Giannone shows how her characters are moved toward a radical simplicity of ascetic discipline as a means of confronting both internal and worldly evils while being drawn closer to God. Artfully bridging literary analysis, O'Connor's biography, and monastic writings, Giannone's study explores O'Connor's advocacy of self-denial and self-scrutiny as vital spiritual weapons that might be brought to bear against the antagonistic forces she found rampant in modern American life.

The Baum Plan for Financial Independence

By John Kessel
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  • Publisher : Small Beer Press
  • Book Code : 1931520852
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 637
  • Pdf File: the-baum-plan-for-financial-independence.pdf

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Stories intersecting imaginatively with the worlds and characters of Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein, The Wizard of Oz, and Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find." Includes Kessel's modern classic story sequence about life on the moon.