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Desire, Violence & Divinity in Modern Southern Fiction: Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Walker Percy

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In this groundbreaking 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 René Girard, who maintains that ...more
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published January 19th 2007 by Louisiana State University Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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Useful and well written. More like 3.5 stars. I wanted the author to take his connections further, and at times the analysis was bogged down in complex plot lines, but that's partly due to the nature of the authors he was discussing.
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Fascinating Girardian reading; unnecessarily obtuse prose.
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