The Resource Writing against God : language as message in the literature of Flannery O'Connor, Joanne Halleran McMullen

Writing against God : language as message in the literature of Flannery O'Connor, Joanne Halleran McMullen

Label
Writing against God : language as message in the literature of Flannery O'Connor
Title
Writing against God
Title remainder
language as message in the literature of Flannery O'Connor
Statement of responsibility
Joanne Halleran McMullen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Readers approaching Flannery O'Connor's work without knowledge of her Catholicism may find little evidence of it in her fiction. Yet readers who come to O'Connor's work with a prior awareness of her faith (as evidenced, for example, in her essays and correspondence) believe that her Catholicism suffuses every sentence of her fictional canon. Writing against God explores the difficulty of reconciling O'Connor's private and public insistence on the importance of Catholicism in her work with the fiction her readers encounter on the printed page. O'Connor's linguistic choices often move her fiction out of her control, producing a message in conflict with the one she stated she intended. Through a detailed examination of O'Connor's language in her two novels and in short stories that span her career, McMullen exposes a pervasive spiritual environment often in opposition to the Roman Catholic tenets O'Connor professed
  • Blending a reader-response approach with linguistic analysis, Writing against God offers explanations for the mysteries surrounding and the mysteries within O'Connor's fiction
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMullen, Joanne Halleran
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3565.C57
LC item number
Z784 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • Authors and readers
  • Women and literature
  • Christian fiction, American
  • Christianity and literature
  • Reader-response criticism
  • God in literature
  • Écrivains et lecteurs
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Roman chrétien américain
  • Christianisme et littérature
  • Esthétique de la réception
  • Dieu dans la littérature
  • Authors and readers
  • Christian fiction, American
  • Christianity and literature
  • God in literature
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Women and literature
  • Christelijke literatuur
  • Southern States
Label
Writing against God : language as message in the literature of Flannery O'Connor, Joanne Halleran McMullen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-148) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stylistic techniques of annihilation -- Symbolic barriers to salvation -- Images versus religious intent in O'Connor's fiction -- Catholic themes in the works of O'Connor -- The grammar of negation -- The verbal structure of infinity
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
152 p.
Isbn
9780865544888
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96011880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34410063
  • (OCoLC)ocm34410063
Label
Writing against God : language as message in the literature of Flannery O'Connor, Joanne Halleran McMullen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-148) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stylistic techniques of annihilation -- Symbolic barriers to salvation -- Images versus religious intent in O'Connor's fiction -- Catholic themes in the works of O'Connor -- The grammar of negation -- The verbal structure of infinity
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
152 p.
Isbn
9780865544888
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96011880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34410063
  • (OCoLC)ocm34410063

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