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The terrible speed of mercy : a spiritual biography of Flannery O'Connor, Jonathan Rogers

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The terrible speed of mercy : a spiritual biography of Flannery O'Connor
Title
The terrible speed of mercy
Title remainder
a spiritual biography of Flannery O'Connor
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Jonathan Rogers
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Language
eng
Summary
"Many of my ardent admirers would be roundly shocked and disturbed if they realized that everything I believe is thoroughly moral, thoroughly Catholic, and that it is these beliefs that give my work its chief characteristics."-Flannery O'ConnorFlannery O'Connor's work has been described as "profane, blasphemous, and outrageous." Her stories are peopled by a sordid caravan of murderers and thieves, prostitutes and bigots whose lives are punctuated by horror and sudden violence. But perhaps the most shocking thing about Flannery O'Connor's fiction is the fact that it is shaped by a thoroughly Christian vision. If the world she depicts is dark and terrifying, it is also the place where grace makes itself known. Her world-our world-is the stage whereon the divine comedy plays out; the freakishness and violence in O'Connor's stories, so often mistaken for a kind of misanthropy or even nihilism, turn out to be a call to mercy.In this biography, Jonathan Rogers gets at the heart of O'Connor's work. He follows the roots of her fervent Catholicism and traces the outlines of a life marked by illness and suffering, but ultimately defined by an irrepressible joy and even hilarity. In her stories, and in her life story, Flannery O'Connor extends a hand in the dark, warning and reassuring us of the terrible speed of mercy
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Midwest
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1969-
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Rogers, Jonathan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • O'Connor, Flannery
  • Authors, American
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adult
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The terrible speed of mercy : a spiritual biography of Flannery O'Connor, Jonathan Rogers
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent.
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MWT12116456
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781595554185
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT12116456
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remote
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12116456
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The terrible speed of mercy : a spiritual biography of Flannery O'Connor, Jonathan Rogers
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
MWT12116456
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781595554185
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12116456
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12116456
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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