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Flannery O'Connor, hermit novelist

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Flannery O'Connor, hermit novelist
Title
Flannery O'Connor, hermit novelist
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lord, I'm glad I'm a hermit novelist, Flannery O'Connor wrote to a friend in 1957. Sequestered by ill health, O'Connor spent the final thirteen years of her life on her isolated family farm in rural Georgia. During this productive time she developed a fascination with fourth-century Christians who retreated to the desert for spiritual replenishment and whose isolation, suffering, and faith mirrored her own. In Flannery O'Connor, Hermit Novelist, Richard Giannone explores O'Connor's identification with these early Christian monastics and the ways in which she infused her fiction with their teachings. Surveying the influences of the desert fathers on O'Connor's protagonists, Giannone shows how her characters are moved toward a radical simplicity of ascetic discipline as a means of confronting both internal and worldly evils while being drawn closer to God. Artfully bridging literary analysis, O'Connor's biography, and monastic writings, Giannone's study explores O'Connor's advocacy of self-denial and self-scrutiny as vital spiritual weapons that might be brought to bear against the antagonistic forces she found rampant in modern American life
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Midwest
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Giannone, Richard
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • Asceticism in literature
  • Catholics
  • Christian fiction, American
  • Christianity and literature
  • Desert Fathers
  • Deserts in literature
  • Hermits in literature
  • Monastic and religious life in literature
  • Solitude in literature
  • Spiritual life in literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Flannery O'Connor, hermit novelist
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12067912
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611172270
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12067912
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12067912
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Flannery O'Connor, hermit novelist
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12067912
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611172270
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12067912
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12067912
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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