Flannery OConnor: The Contemporary Reviews by R. Neil ScottFlannery OConnor: The Contemporary Reviews by R. Neil Scott

Flannery OConnor: The Contemporary Reviews

EditorR. Neil Scott, Irwin H. Streight

Hardcover | May 29, 2009

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Despite Flannery O'Connor's brief life, her work, comprising novels, short stories, essays, and articles, has had a great impact on American literature and to some extent popular culture, of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Her writing has become well loved, well read, and often studied. This book reprints complete book reviews and excerpts from review essays on the works of Flannery O'Connor that appeared in newspapers and periodicals during the author's writing life (1945-64) and after her early death. The more than four hundred edited reviews are prefaced with a substantial Introduction that situates O'Connor within the critical milieu of post-war American letters and Southern literary tradition, and provides an overview of contemporary critical responses to her collected stories, novels, and occasional pieces. An important resource for scholars of O'Connor and of Southern literature generally, this volume reveals much about her early reception and the continuing relevance of her work.

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Title:Flannery OConnor: The Contemporary ReviewsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:540 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.14 inPublished:May 29, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521828635

ISBN - 13:9780521828635

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Series editor's preface; Editorial note; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Reviews: Wise Blood (1952); A Good Man Is Hard to Find (1955); The Violent Bear It Away (1960); Introduction to A Memoir of Mary Ann (1961); Wise Blood 2nd Edition (1962); Three by Flannery O'Connor (1964); Everything That Rises Must Converge (1965); Mystery and Manners (1969); The Complete Stories (1971); Index.