An Untapped Legacy: Flannery O'Connor's Ruby in "A Stroke of Good Fortune" and in the Manuscript of Wise Blood
- "Nervous Shadow Walking Backwards": Elusive Desire in Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood. Bolton, Michael Sean // Flannery O'Connor Review;2008, Vol. 6, p90
The article focuses on the literary methods used in the book "Wise Blood," by Flannery O'Connor. It states that the theme of desire as presented in the book bears a marked resemblance to desire as theorized in the psychoanalytic Lacanian theory, wherein major characters have demonstrated that...
- TRACY JAMISON FLANNERY O'CONNOR & THE REPRESENTATION OF MYSTERY. // New Oxford Review;Jun2010, Vol. 77 Issue 6, p28
A literary criticism for the book "Wise Blood" by Flannery O'Connor is presented. It outlines the character and explores its mysterious conversion and religious transformation experiences as well as how it is being haunted by Christ. It examines how O'Connor made use of an unexpected but...
- How to Win Friends and Convert People: Onnie Jay Holy and the Sales Culture of American Evangelicalism. ODOM, MICHAEL // Flannery O'Connor Review;2013, Vol. 11, p123
An essay is presented discussing Flannery O'Connor's first novel "Wise Blood," related to the sales culture of American evangelicalism. It is stated that the novel surprises Christian audience by depicting a satirical distortion of the salesman-evangelist persona. It is stated that O'Connor's...
- The Female Misfit: The Enduring Legacy of Flannery O'Connor's Ruby Hill and JoAllen Bradham's Genie Putman. Farmer, Joy A. // Flannery O'Connor Review;2003, Vol. 2, p53
Focuses on the legacy of the protagonist Ruby Hill in the short story "A Stroke of Good Fortune," by Flannery O'Connor in Genie Putman, a character in the book "Some Personal Papers," by JoAllen Bradham. Similarities between Bradham's work and O'Connor's fiction; Affinity of the novel to the...
- COMIC POLARITIES IN FLANNERY O'CONNOR'S WISE BLOOD. Rath, Sura Prasad // Studies in Short Fiction;Summer84, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p251
Examines the comic polaries in the book 'Wise Blood,' by Flannery O'Connor. Concept of the story; Assessment of the critics on the works of Flannery; Aspects of the search for belief in the story.
- White trash, low class, and no class at all: Perverse portraits of phallic power in Flannery... Paige, Linda Rohrer // Papers on Language & Literature;Summer97, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p325
Discusses the book `Wise Blood,' by Flannery O'Connor. Ambiguous portraits of the poor Southern refuge; Marriage of polarities and blindness in white trash characters; Association of the phallus with sin, guilt, and atonement; Low class protagonist named Hazel Motes.
- Wise Blood. // Publishers Weekly;10/25/2010, Vol. 257 Issue 42, p44
The article reviews the audio book "Wise Blood," by Flannery O'Connor, narrated by Bronson Pinchot.
- Ruby Hill and the Five Evangelists: The Incarnation as Obfuscation of Sex, Lies, and Virtual Rape. Farmer, Joy A. // Flannery O'Connor Review;2009, Vol. 7, p57
The article focuses on the author's discussion on the religious context of writer Flannery O'Connor. She mentions that O'Connor's work has the centrality of Roman Catholicism and Christian concerns wherein most of her fictions are mainly in Christ figures. However, she states that the character...
- The City Reconsidered:Problems and Possibilities of Urban Community in "A Stroke of Good Fortune" and "The Artificial Nigger". Haddox, Thomas F. // Flannery O'Connor Review;2005, Vol. 3, p4
Looks into "A Stroke of Good Fortune" and "The Artificial Nigger," short stories both written by Flannery O'Connor. Acknowledgement of the value of community in O'Connor's works; Discussion of the characters involved in the stories; Analysis of their actions towards issues such as pregnancy and...