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

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

by Farrell O'Gorman

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Overview

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's Wise Blood with Percy's The Moviegoer, and O'Connor's A Good Man Is Hard to Find with Percy's Lancelot. An impeccable exercise in literary history and criticism, Peculiar Crossroads 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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ISBN-13: 9780807133354
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Series: Library of Southern Civilization
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Farrell O'Gorman, a native of South Carolina, lives in Chicago, where he is a professor in DePaul University's Catholic Studies Department.

Farrell O'Gorman, a native of South Carolina, lives in Chicago, where he is a professor in DePaul University's Catholic Studies Department.

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