Dark Faith: New Essays on Flannery O Connor s The Violent Bear It Away

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Dark Faith: New Essays on Flannery O Connor s The Violent Bear It Away

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Dark Faith: New Essays on Flannery O Connor s The Violent Bear It Away is a rich study of O Connor s second novel by nine scholars in the fields of American literature, theology, and religious studies. Each essay is a penetrating look at the complexity of O Connor s religious vision, taking seriously the darker turns of faith, the meaning of violence, and the centrality of love in her work. The thematic approach to the novel makes this an excellent companion to The Violent Bear It Away. Students and general readers alike will find new insights and thoughtful analyses of O Connor s haunting novel.

Richard Giannone s opening essay sets the tone with a study of three of O Connor s most memorable characters, Hazel Motes, The Misfit, and Francis Tarwater, and their spiritual struggles to find meaning amid the darkness of their unbelief. John F. Desmond and Gary M. Ciuba address the complex question of family relations. Jason Peters analyzes abstraction in the novel, and R