New Essays On Wise Blood by Michael KreylingNew Essays On Wise Blood by Michael Kreyling

New Essays On Wise Blood

EditorMichael Kreyling

Paperback | January 27, 1995

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These new critical essays on Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor's explosive first novel, not only question our understanding of the "Southern Gothic," but launch a new inquiry into the nature and history of O'Connor's critical reputation. Perceived as a "classic" American writer despite the double setbacks of being a woman and a twentieth-century author, O'Connor continues to speak with striking clarity and disturbing vision to successive generations.
Title:New Essays On Wise BloodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.31 inPublished:January 27, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521445744

ISBN - 13:9780521445740


Table of Contents

1. Introduction Michael Kreyling; 2. A fondness for supermarkets: Wise Blood and consumer culture Jon Lance Bacon; 3. Framed in the gaze: haze, Wise Blood and Lacanian reading James Mellard; 4. 'Jesus stab me in the heart!': Wise Blood wounding and sacramental aesthetics Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr; 5. The woman without any bones: anti-angel aggression in Wise Blood Patricia Smith Yeager; Notes.

Editorial Reviews

"This collection offers a surprising array of critical assessments with many enticing concepts to explore. This series of essyas on Wise Blood certainly fulfills..." Floyd Barnett, Mississippi Quarterly