Hard Sayings: The Rhetoric of Christian Orthodoxy in Late Modern Fiction
Creators:Haddox, Thomas F. (Thomas Fredrick)
Subjects (LCSH):O'Connor, Flannery -- Criticism and interpretation
Spark, Muriel -- Criticism and interpretation
Updike, John -- Criticism and interpretation
Percy, Walker, 1916-1990 -- Criticism and interpretation
Gordon, Mary, 1949- -- Criticism and interpretation
Robinson, Marilynne -- Criticism and interpretation
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Publisher:The Ohio State University Press
Series/Report no.:Literature, Religion, and Postsecular Studies
Introduction : Christian orthodoxy and the rhetoric of fiction -- Flannery O'Connor, the irreducibility of belief, and the problem of audience -- Catholicism for "really intelligent people" : the rhetoric of Muriel Spark -- John Updike's rhetoric of Christian American narcissism -- Walker Percy's rhetoric of time, apocalypse, and the modern predicament -- The uses of orthodoxy : Mary Gordon and Marilynne Robinson -- Epilogue : on belief and academic humility.
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