Peculiar Crossroads

Peculiar Crossroads

Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, and Catholic Vision in Postwar Southern Fiction

eBook - 2008
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In Peculiar Crossroads, Farrell O'Gorman 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, O'Gorman 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.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2008.
Edition: 1st Louisiana pbk. ed.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 259 pages).

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