Flannery O'Connor, Hermit Novelist

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University of Illinois Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 287 pages
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"In Flannery O'Connor, Hermit Novelist, Richard Giannone explores O'Connor's identification with these early Christian monastics, a bond that stemmed from her faith as well as her own isolation and physical suffering from lupus, and the ways in which their strange, still voices illuminate her fiction.
 

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Contents

The Hermit Novelist
1
Hazel Motes and the Desert Tradition
31
Sporting with Demons 6 5
67
Entering a Strange Country
90
The Prophet and the Word in the Desert
144
Acedia and Penthos
170
Vision and Vice
204
The Power of Exile 2 3 6
236
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About the author (2000)

Richard Giannone is a professor of English at Fordham University and the author of Flannery O'Connor and the Mystery of Love, Vonnegut: A Preface to His Novels, and Music in Willa Cather's Fiction.

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