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  • Letters Of Mary Flannery O'connor
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    "There she stands, to me, 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 restore to honor to the word", this is how Sally Fitzgerald described her dear friend Mary Flannery O'Connor. (xii) Not to long ago, I read my first Mary Flannery O'Connor story and I came to view Mary Flannery O'Connor as an artist whose key subject was ...
  • Of Flannery O'connor S Characters
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    The Grotesque in Flannery O'Connor Flannery O'Connor, a prolific Southern author, was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1925 during the Great Depression. After her father's death from lupus when O'Connor was fifteen, she and her mother moved to Andalusia, a rural quail farm outside of Milledgeville, Georgia. O'Connor herself was diagnosed with lupus at the age of twenty-five and suffered greatly from the disease which finally killed her. She was educated in parochial Catholic schools where she learne...
  • Novelist And Short Fiction Writer
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    Flannery O'Connor: Queen of Irony The literary rebellion, known as realism, established itself in American writing as a direct response to the age of American romanticism's sentimental and sensationalist prose. As the dominance of New England's literary culture waned "a host of new writers appeared, among them Bret Harte, William Dean Howells, and Mark Twain, whose background and training, unlike those of the older generation they displaced, were middle-class and journalistic rather than genteel...
  • Writing Of Flannery O'connor
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    The Dark Side of the Cross: Flannery O'Connor's Short Fiction by Patrick Galloway Introduction To the uninitiated, the writing of Flannery O'Connor can seem at once cold and dispassionate, as well as almost absurdly stark and violent. Her short stories routinely end in horrendous, freak fatalities or, at the very least, a character's emotional devastation. Working his way through 'Greenleaf,' 'Everything that Rises Must Converge,' or 'A Good Man is Hard to Find,' the new reader feels an existent...
  • Mary Flannery O'connor
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    Mary Flannery O'Connor is one of the most preeminent and more unique short story authors in American Literature (O'Connor 1). While growing up she lived in the Bible-belt South during the post World War II era of the United States. O'Connor was part of a strict Roman Catholic family, but she depicts her characters as Fundamentalist Protestants. Her characters are also severely spiritually or physically disturbed and have a tendency to be violent, arrogant or overly stupid. (Garraty 582) She mixe...
  • Flannery O'connor S A Good Man
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    There has been a significant amount critical analysis written about Flannery O'Connor's short stories and novels. There is a significant amount critical analysis about Flannery O'Connor because she used so many styles that have not been used before. Flannery O'Connor ranks among he most important American fiction writers of the twentieth century. Flannery O'Connor was born in 1925 in Savannah, Georgia, and lived there until her family moved in 1938. O'Connor and her family moved to a small Georg...
  • O'connor S Use Of The Grotesque
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    Jessica Hendrickson Dr. Chamberlain Eng. 345 28 April 1999 The Gross and Grotesque in Flannery O'Connor Flannery O'Connor is known for her regional, Christian, gothic, grotesque writing. We see all these elements in her short stories. Flannery O'Connor's fiction generates strong reactions because of her use of the gross and grotesque. According to Gilbert Muller, "Flannery O'Connor began writing about the grotesque because she could, and she readily admitted it in a letter to James Far ham. O'Co...
  • O'connor S Story
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    Good Country People: Overview Critic: John Ditsy Source: Reference Guide to Short Fiction, 1st ed., edited by Noelle Watson, St. James Press, 1994 Criticism about: (mary) Flannery O'connor (1925-1964), also known as: (Mary) Flannery O'Connor, Mary Flannery O'Connor Genre (s): Short stories; Novels; Gothic novels; Letters (Correspondence); Essays Perhaps there was a time when Flannery O'Connor was regarded chiefly as a cult author adored by Catholic readers on the basis of her unusual southern Ca...
  • Aspects Of The Southern Gothic Tradition
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    American Gothic: The Dark Side Of Individualism American Gothic: The Dark Side Of Individualism After the real horrors of the Civil War, the popularity of Gothic writing dramatically decreased in the United States. The Romantic Movement that had spawned the Gothic tradition was replaced by realism. It was until the twentieth century that the Gothic tradition was revitalization. The revitalization of the Gothic spirit was particularly felt in the American South. Modern Southern writers including ...

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