The World of Flannery O'Connor
Foreword by Douglas Robillard Jr.
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
194 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.38 in
- Published: May 2009
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Josephine Hendin is Professor of English at New York University. She is the author of Vulnerable People: A View of American Fiction Since 1945, HeartBreakers: Women and Violence in American Culture and Literature, and editor of the The Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture. Her novel, The Right Thing to Do won an American Book Award. Her literary essays have appeared in The New Republic, Harper's Magazine, American Literary History and other publications.
"I have read The World of Flannery O'Connor with admiration and profit. It is a work of rare critical acuteness, and shows an understanding of the mind of contemporary American fiction--which is as rare as it is penetrating. A most valuable book."
"The World of Flannery O'Connor is a brilliant book. Hendin . . . has delineated more clearly than anyone before her what is genuinely modern about Flannery O'Connor."
--Studies in Short Fiction
"A discerning and distinctive critical analysis of the authentic and conflicting voices of Flannery O'Connor that create the tension of her writing and reflect the contradictory aspects of her inner self and outer role in a life that ended in dread illness in 1964."