Flannery OConnor and Cold War Culture: FLANNERY OCONNOR & COLD WAR CU by Jon Lance BaconFlannery OConnor and Cold War Culture: FLANNERY OCONNOR & COLD WAR CU by Jon Lance Bacon

Flannery OConnor and Cold War Culture: FLANNERY OCONNOR & COLD WAR CU

byJon Lance BaconEditorAlbert Gelpi, Ross Posnock

Paperback | March 7, 2005

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This book reconsiders Flannery O'Connor, known primarily for her Catholicism. By recovering the historical circumstances in which Flannery O'Connor wrote her fiction, Jon Lance Bacon reveals an artist concerned with the cultural effects of the conflict that dominated American political discourse after 1945: the Cold War. O'Connor resisted the consensus that demanded uncritical celebration of American life - including consumerism. Bacon relates her fiction to political texts, sociological studies, advertisements, movies, television programmes, paintings, editorial cartoons and comic books. This interdisciplinary approach transforms O'Connor from a regional writer, with a religious message that transcends social and political questions, into a national figure, with a secure place in literary histories that address such questions.
Title:Flannery OConnor and Cold War Culture: FLANNERY OCONNOR & COLD WAR CUFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:March 7, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521619807

ISBN - 13:9780521619806

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The invaded pastoral; 2. The domesticated intellectual; 3. Jesus fanatics and communist foreigners; 4. The segregated pastoral; 5. The invisible country; Epilogue; Notes; Index.

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"Jon Lance Bacon's 'Flannery O'Connor and Cold War Culture' is no disappointment, for it indeed provides a new and revealing approach to O'Connor, one that focuses predominantly on the social contexts out of which her work evolved, particularly the discourses of the cold war." Will Brantley, Contemporary Literature