Flannery O Connor and the Perils of Governing by Tenderness

Author: Jerome C. Foss
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498532608
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Flannery O’Connor’s fiction continues to haunt American readers, in part because of its uncanny ability to remind us who we are and what we need. This book reveals the extent to which O’Connor was a serious reader of the history of political philosophy and why O’Connor feared that the habit to govern by tenderness would lead to terror.

A Political Companion to Flannery O Connor

Author: Henry T. Edmondson III
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813169429
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Acclaimed author and Catholic thinker Flannery O'Connor (1925--1964) penned two novels, two collections of short stories, various essays, and numerous book reviews over the course of her life. Her work continues to fascinate, perplex, and inspire new generations of readers and poses important questions about human nature, ethics, social change, equality, and justice. Although political philosophy was not O'Connor's pursuit, her writings frequently address themes that are not only crucial to American life and culture, but also offer valuable insight into the interplay between fiction and politics. A Political Companion to Flannery O'Connor explores the author's fiction, prose, and correspondence to reveal her central ideas about political thought in America. The contributors address topics such as O'Connor's affinity with writers and philosophers including Eric Voegelin, Edith Stein, Russell Kirk, and the Agrarians; her attitudes toward the civil rights movement; and her thoughts on controversies over eugenics. Other essays in the volume focus on O'Connor's influences, the principles underlying her fiction, and the value of her work for understanding contemporary intellectual life and culture. Examining the political context of O'Connor's life and her responses to the critical events and controversies of her time, this collection offers meaningful interpretations of the political significance of this influential writer's work.

Flannery O Connor and Robert Giroux

Author: Patrick Samway, S.J.
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
ISBN: 0268103127
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Flannery O'Connor is considered one of America's greatest fiction writers. The immensely talented Robert Giroux, editor-in-chief of Harcourt, Brace & Company and later of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, was her devoted friend and admirer. He edited her three books published during her lifetime, plus Everything that Rises Must Converge, which she completed just before she died in 1964 at the age of thirty-nine, the posthumous The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor, and the subsequent award-winning collection of her letters titled The Habit of Being. When poet Robert Lowell first introduced O'Connor to Giroux in March 1949, she could not have imagined the impact that meeting would have on her life or on the landscape of postwar American literature. Flannery O'Connor and Robert Giroux: A Publishing Partnership sheds new light on an area of Flannery O’Connor’s life—her relationship with her editors—that has not been well documented or narrated by critics and biographers. Impressively researched and rich in biographical details, this book chronicles Giroux’s and O’Connor’s personal and professional relationship, not omitting their circle of friends and fellow writers, including Robert Lowell, Caroline Gordon, Sally and Robert Fitzgerald, Allen Tate, Thomas Merton, and Robert Penn Warren. As Patrick Samway explains, Giroux guided O'Connor to become an internationally acclaimed writer of fiction and nonfiction, especially during the years when she suffered from lupus at her home in Milledgeville, Georgia, a disease that eventually proved fatal. Excerpts from their correspondence, some of which are published here for the first time, reveal how much of Giroux's work as editor was accomplished through his letters to Milledgeville. They are gracious, discerning, and appreciative, just when they needed to be. In Father Samway's portrait of O'Connor as an extraordinarily dedicated writer and businesswoman, she emerges as savvy, pragmatic, focused, and determined. This engrossing account of O'Connor's publishing history will interest, in addition to O'Connor's fans, all readers and students of American literature.

Glaube Wahrheit Toleranz

Author: Pope Benedict XVI
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783451281105
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Kardinal Ratzingers in gewohnt intellektueller Brillanz verfasste Analyse wird kontroverse Reaktionen hervorrufen. Sein Appell, Andersglaubende zu achten, ohne das eigene Selbstverstaendnis vorschnell aufzugeben, ist eine unbequeme, aber weiterfuehrende Wortmeldung in einer notwendigen Diskussion.

Ordnung und Geschichte

Author: Eric Voegelin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783770538447
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Der erste Teil von Das Ökumenische Zeitalter befasst sich mit den Problemen einer nicht-eurozentrischen Geschichtsphilosophie und den Symbolismen, die zur Entwicklung einer solchen Geschichtsphilosophie herangezogen werden müssen. Der zeit-räumliche Bereich des ersten Auftretens dieser neuen Symbolismen sind die Jahrhunderte zwischen dem Aufstieg des persischen und dem Untergang des römischen Reiches. Voegelins Neuordnung dieses Zeitalters wird in der Einleitung zu diesem Band philosophisch begründet und als ein Prozess zwischen kosmologischem Anfang und transkosmischem Jenseits dargestellt, in dem die Menschheit das Feld bildet, das von der Spannung dieses Prozesses gestaltet wird. Die Legitimität der ökumenischen Antike besteht nach Voegelin darin, dass sie grundsätzlich die Möglichkeiten von dem, was als Geschichte bezeichnet werden kann, abgrenzt und zugleich die Spannung des geschichtlichen Prozesses als das Wesen des Menschseins schlechthin aufzeigt.