The "Christ-Haunted" South: Contextualizing Flannery O'Connor.

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Abstract

The article discusses the American author Flannery O'Connor, with particular focus given to the influence of her background as a Southerner and a devout Catholic on her work. An overview of the social, religious, and political circumstances of the American South during her life is presented, and the influence of Christianity on the Southern consciousness is examined.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCritical Insights:
Subtitle of host publicationFlannery O’Connor
EditorsCharles May
PublisherSalem Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781587658310
StatePublished - Sep 16 2011

Keywords

  • O'CONNOR, Flannery, 1925-1964
  • AMERICAN women authors -- Biography
  • BIOGRAPHY (Literary form)
  • SOUTHERN States -- Social conditions
  • RELIGION -- Social aspects
  • SOUTHERN States

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    Hayes, J. (2011). The "Christ-Haunted" South: Contextualizing Flannery O'Connor. In C. May (Ed.), Critical Insights: Flannery O’Connor Salem Press.