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Author Edmondson, Henry T., 1955-

Title Return to good and evil : Flannery O'Connor's response to nihilism / Henry T. Edmondson, III
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 203 pages)
Contents Faith, philosophy, and fiction -- O'Connor contra nihilism -- Modern man as malgré lui in Wise blood -- Wise blood and the difficult return to God -- "Good country people" and the seduction of nihilism -- The nature of evil in "The lame shall enter first" -- Social change in "The enduring chill" -- Modernity vs. mystery in "A view of the woods" -- Redemption and the ennoblement of suffering in "The artificial nigger" -- Grace, the Devil, and the prophet
Summary Return to Good and Evil: Flannery O'Connor's Response to Nihilism is a superb guide to the works of Flannery O'Connor; and like O'Connor's stories themselves, it is captivating, provocative, and unsettling. Edmondson organizes O'Connor's thought around her principal concern, that with the nihilistic claim that 'God is dead' the traditional signposts of good and evil have been lost. Edmondson's book demonstrates that the combination of O'Connor's artistic brilliance and philosophical genius provide the best response to the nihilistic despair of the modern world-a return to 'good and evil' throu
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-197) and index
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Subject O'Connor, Flannery -- Ethics.
O'Connor, Flannery -- Philosophy.
Good and evil in literature.
Nihilism (Philosophy) in literature.
Nihilism in literature.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0739160338 (electronic bk.)
9780739160336 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Return to good & evil