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usefulness: links to biographical information about Flannery O'Connor, critical
analysis of her work, and general praise of her abilities as a writer and a human
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Be aware that most critical analysis of O'Connor is in hard-copy.
Angeline Walsh's recent essay "God-haunted" looks at how O'Connor's experiences in Georgia--a state oddly conflicted in its religious position, what O'Connor herself called the "Christ-haunted" south--meshed with her devout Catholic belief and permeate her fiction.
In "Flannery O'Connor and Religious Epistemology" Dr. Jason Baehr, of the Loyola Marymount University Department of Philosophy, argues that O'Connor's fiction contains an account of the mechanics of religious knowledge, and uses three of O’Connor’s stories to formulate a model of religious knowledge, concluding that moral humility can function as an epistemic virtue in relation to theistic knowledge.
A request from a visitor looking for audio of O'Connor reading her own work led me to The Morning Oil, where I found WMA files of O'Connor reading "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and one of her lectures on aspects of the grotesque in Southern fiction.
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Who was Flannery O'Connor?
Essays: Criticism of O'Connor's work on the Internet. Many of these are "scholarly,"
but there are several non-academic articles here as well, so be careful if you use
them for a paper.
Sites: The requisite "links" page.
Interested in film adaptations of O'Connor's fiction? Here are several productions that have translated O'Connor's stories to the screen.
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