An Untapped Legacy: Flannery O'Connor's Ruby in "A Stroke of Good Fortune" and in the Manuscript of Wise Blood

Reiniche, Ruth
July 2011
Flannery O'Connor Review;2011, Vol. 9, p83
Academic Journal
An essay is presented on the literary and historical recognition deserved by literary character Ruby Wickers of the novel "Wise Blond" and short story "A Stroke of Good Fortune," by Flannery O'Connor. It discusses O'Connor's culturally imperative novel on women characters living in the U.S. during 1950s, using the character of Ruby Wickers. It says that O'Connor's deletion and alteration of female characters shows her support to the assumed gender-biased literature culture.

Tags: ESSAYS;  WOMEN in literature;  WISE Blood (Book);  STROKE of Good Fortune, A (Short story);  O'CONNOR, Flannery, 1925-1964;  CHARACTERS & characteristics in literature;  SEX discrimination in literature


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