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Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, and the aesthetic of revelation [electronic resource] / John D. Sykes, Jr.

Author/Creator:
Sykes, John, 1952-
Publication:
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (209 p.)
Subjects:
Revelation in literature.
American literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism.
Christianity and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
O'Connor, Flannery -- Criticism and interpretation.
Percy, Walker, 1916-1990 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"Examining the writings of Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy against the background of the Southern Renaissance from which they emerged, Sykes explores how the writers shared a distinctly Christian notion of art that led them to see fiction as revelatory but adopted different theological emphases and rhetorical strategies"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
O'Connor and new criticism
Romantic symbol and the Catholic revival
O'Connor and the body : incarnation, redemptive suffering, and evil
O'Connor on divine self-disclosure : Eucharist as revelation
Helen Keller and the message in the bottle : Percy on language
Percy's novelistic quest for faith
Surviving apocalypse through hope and love
Southern strangers and the sacramental community.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-179) and index.
ISBN:
0-8262-6623-1
OCLC:
320323802
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