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Peculiar Crossroads : Flannery O'connor, Walker Percy, and Catholic Vision in Postwar Southern Fiction (Paperback)

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PECULIAR CROSSROADS explains how the radical religiosity of both Flannery O'Connor's and Walker Percy's vision made them so valuable as southern fiction writers and social critics. Via their spiritual and philosophical concerns, the author asserts, these two unabashedly Catholic authors bequeathed a postmodern South of shopping malls and interstates imbued with as much meaning as Appomattox or Yoknapatawpha. O'Gorman builds his argument with biographical, historical, literary, and theological evidence, examining the writers' work through intriguing pairings, such as O'Connor's WISE BLOOD with Percy's THE MOVIEGOER, and O'Connor's A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND with Percy's LANCELOT. PECULIAR CROSSROADS is an impeccable exercise in literary history and criticism, and renders a genuine understanding of the Catholic sensibility of both O'Connor and Percy and their influence among contemporary southern writers.

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Publisher Louisiana State Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780807133354
SKU 205873390
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0807133353
Release Date 1/1/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0272
Publisher Louisiana State University Press
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