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Mystery And Manners

Author : Flannery O'Connor
ISBN : 9780571266111
Genre : Literary Collections
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At her death in 1964, O'Connor left behind a body of unpublished essays and lectures as well as a number of critical articles that had appeared in scattered publications during her too-short lifetime. The keen writings comprising Mystery and Manners, selected and edited by O'Connor's lifelong friends Sally and Robert Fitzgerald, are characterized by the directness and simplicity of the author's style, a fine-tuned wit, understated perspicacity, and profound faith. The book opens with "The King of the Birds," her famous account of raising peacocks at her home in Milledgeville, Georgia. Also included are: three essays on regional writing, including "The Fiction Writer and His Country" and "Some Aspects of the Grotesque in Southern Fiction"; two pieces on teaching literature, including "Total Effect and the 8th Grade"; and four articles concerning the writer and religion, including "The Catholic Novel in the Protestant South." Essays such as "The Nature and Aim of Fiction" and "Writing Short Stories" are widely seen as gems. This bold and brilliant essay-collection is a must for all readers, writers, and students of modern American literature.
Category: Literary Collections

Savannah Style

Author : Susan Sully
ISBN : 0847823768
Genre : Architecture
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Savannah, its mercurial history and enigmatic charms are evocative of nothing less than paradox. Home to cotton barons, literary giants (such as Flannery O'Connor and Conrad Aiken), antique dealers, and preservationists, it has helped define Southern elegance, manners, and style for the last three centuries. From the slightly faded grandeur of the Second Empire baroque Thomas Levy House, with its sumptuous collection of antique maps, prints, books, and other curiosities, to the phantasmal, Proustian decor of the grandiose and elegiac Knapp House interiors, all of the 20 houses featured in this book express a sensitivity to the city's sanguine and decadent eclecticism. Quite often a serene or verdant exterior -- designed in a Georgian, Federal, or neoclassical style by John Ash, Isaiah Davenport, William Jay, or Amos Scudder -- will relinquish its polite composure or symmetrical facade to an ingenious play of interior whimsy and light-hearted frippery. Opulent plantation manors, town houses renovated by artists, and summer cottages evincing a warmth, tasteful calculation, and measured spontaneity are featured in detail in word and image, along with a delightful foreword by John Berendt that acts as an informative addendum to Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and an excellent introduction to this book.
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American Short Story Since 1950

Author : Kasia Boddy
ISBN : 9780748686537
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book focuses specifically on short fiction written since 1950, a particularly rich and diverse period in the history of the form. A selective approach has been taken, focusing on the best and most representative work.
Category: Literary Criticism

Growing In The Life Of Faith

Author : Craig Dykstra
ISBN : 0664227589
Genre : Religion
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In this new edition of his popular book, Craig Dykstra explores the contributions of the traditions, education, worship practices, and disciplines of the Reformed Christian community in helping people grow in faith. In doing so, he makes the case that the Christian church, in its own traditions, has a wealth of wisdom about satisfying spiritual hunger and the desire to know God deeply--wisdom that offers coherent, thoughtful guidance in such diverse settings as congregational life, families, youth groups, and higher education.
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Ghostly Manners Lorna Shadow Cozy Ghost Mystery Book 1

Author : K.E. O'Connor
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What really happened to Beatrice Galbraith three years ago? Lorna Shadow, personal assistant to the wealthy and upper class, is pushed into answering that question about Beatrice’s death when she takes on a new job at Galbraith Manor. Little does Lorna know, her questioning will put her own life at risk. Not only can Lorna type like an imp who has downed several large expressos, she also sees ghosts. And they can see her, and won’t leave her alone until she’s helped them. The ghost at the manor house, Beatrice Galbraith, led a quiet life, secluded in the family estate, with her beloved dogs for company, her eccentric brother, and his frosty wife. But that didn’t stop someone seeking Beatrice out and ending her life. Will Lorna and her ghost seeing abilities solve this murder? Accompanied by her loyal best friend, and seamstress, Helen Holliday, and her even more faithful dog, Flipper, Lorna needs to solve the murder and help Beatrice finally be at peace, while making sure the killer doesn’t decide she’s causing too much trouble! Follow Lorna, Helen, and Flipper in this cozy ghost mystery as they work through the suspects and make the shocking discovery of who killed Beatrice Galbraith.

The Critical Response To Flannery O Connor

Author : Douglas Robillard
ISBN : 0313324425
Genre : Literary Criticism
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With an emphasis on examining Flannery O'Connor's literary reputation during her lifetime, and the growth of that reputation after her death, this collection brings together 50 years of critical reactions to her work.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Realist Short Story Of The Powerful Glimpse

Author : Kerry McSweeney
ISBN : 1570036950
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An aesthetic perspective on the short fiction of Chekhov, Joyce, Hemingway, OConnor, and Carver
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Creative Writing

Author : Linda Anderson
ISBN : 0415372429
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Presenting an opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, this text helps new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines