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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.
Imprint Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, [2002]

Author Edmondson, Henry T., 1955-
Subject O'Connor, Flannery -- Ethics.
O'Connor, Flannery -- Philosophy.
Nihilism (Philosophy) in literature.
Good and evil in literature.
Nihilism in literature.
Add Title Return to good & evil
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 203 pages)
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Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-197) and index.
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.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780739160336 (electronic bk.)
0739160338 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 856934797
Additional Format Print version: Edmondson, Henry T., 1955- Return to good and evil. Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2002 0739104217 (DLC) 2002004881 (OCoLC)49529821

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