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The Resource Desire, violence & divinity in modern southern fiction : Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Walker Percy, Gary M. Ciuba

Desire, violence & divinity in modern southern fiction : Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Walker Percy, Gary M. Ciuba

Label
Desire, violence & divinity in modern southern fiction : Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Walker Percy
Title
Desire, violence & divinity in modern southern fiction
Title remainder
Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Walker Percy
Statement of responsibility
Gary M. Ciuba
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this study, Gary M. Ciuba examines how four of the South's most probing writers of twentieth-century fiction - Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, and Walker Percy - expose the roots of violence in southern culture. Ciuba draws on the paradigm of mimetic violence developed by cultural and literary critic Rene Girard, who maintains that individual human nature is shaped by the desire to imitate a model."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/3552
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS261
LC item number
.C48 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Southern literary studies
Label
Desire, violence & divinity in modern southern fiction : Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Walker Percy, Gary M. Ciuba
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip063/2005033975.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-271) and index
Contents
1. The hanged man at old Sardis church : the culture of violence and the violence of culture in the south -- 2. "Given only me for model" : Porter's "Miranda" stories and the dilemmas of mimetic desire -- 3. "Like a boulder blocking your path" : O'Connor's Skandalon in The Violent bear it away -- 4. McCarthy's enfant terrible : incarnating sacred violence in Child of God -- 5. No more for Azazel : victimizing the sign and signifying the victim in Percy's The Thanatos syndrome
Control code
62341550
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 287 p.
Isbn
9780807131756
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005033975
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. Louisiana pbk. ed., 2011. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)62341550
Label
Desire, violence & divinity in modern southern fiction : Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Walker Percy, Gary M. Ciuba
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip063/2005033975.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-271) and index
Contents
1. The hanged man at old Sardis church : the culture of violence and the violence of culture in the south -- 2. "Given only me for model" : Porter's "Miranda" stories and the dilemmas of mimetic desire -- 3. "Like a boulder blocking your path" : O'Connor's Skandalon in The Violent bear it away -- 4. McCarthy's enfant terrible : incarnating sacred violence in Child of God -- 5. No more for Azazel : victimizing the sign and signifying the victim in Percy's The Thanatos syndrome
Control code
62341550
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 287 p.
Isbn
9780807131756
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005033975
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. Louisiana pbk. ed., 2011. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)62341550

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