A Political Companion to Flannery O'Connor (Political by Henry T. III Edmondson,John Jr. Sikes,Benjamin B.

By Henry T. III Edmondson,John Jr. Sikes,Benjamin B. Alexander,Michael L. Schroeder,Margaret Earley Whitt,George Piggford,Sarah Gordon,Ralph Wood,Marc Bosco,Farrell O'Gorman,Gary Cuiba,John Roos,Christina Bieber-Lake,John F. Desmond,Marion Montgomery

Acclaimed writer and Catholic philosopher Flannery O'Connor (1925--1964) penned novels, collections of brief tales, quite a few essays, and various e-book studies over the process her lifestyles. Her paintings keeps to fascinate, perplex, and encourage new generations of readers and poses very important questions on human nature, ethics, social switch, equality, and justice. even though political philosophy used to be no longer O'Connor's pursuit, her writings usually tackle issues that aren't in simple terms an important to American lifestyles and tradition, but in addition supply useful perception into the interaction among fiction and politics.

A Political spouse to Flannery O'Connor explores the author's fiction, prose, and correspondence to bare her primary rules approximately political proposal in the USA. The members deal with themes corresponding to O'Connor's affinity with writers and philosophers together with Eric Voegelin, Edith Stein, Russell Kirk, and the Agrarians; her attitudes towards the civil rights move; and her ideas on controversies over eugenics. different essays within the quantity specialize in O'Connor's affects, the rules underlying her fiction, and the price of her paintings for knowing modern highbrow lifestyles and culture.

Examining the political context of O'Connor's lifestyles and her responses to the severe occasions and controversies of her time, this assortment deals significant interpretations of the political value of this influential writer's work.

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