Creating Flannery O'Connor: Her Critics, Her Publishers, Her Readers (Paperback)Daniel Moran (author)
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Moran tells the story of O'Connor's evolving career and the shaping of her literary identity. Drawing from the Farrar, Straus & Giroux archives at the New York Public Library and O'Connor's private correspondence, he also concentrates on the ways in which Robert Giroux worked tirelessly to promote O'Connor and change her image from that of a southern oddity to an American author exploring universal themes.
Moran traces the critical reception in print of each of O'Connor's works, finding parallels between her original reviewers and today's readers. He examines the ways in which O'Connor's work was adapted for the stage and screen and how these adaptations fostered her reputation as an artist. He also analyzes how-on reader review sites such as Goodreads-her work is debated and discussed among "common readers" in ways very much as it was when Wise Blood was first published in 1952.
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 264
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
What wonderful work: the whole is readable, lively, and always interesting. Every university worth its name will have
this book in its library, so necessary is it for those working on O'Connor. Creating Flannery O'Connor is a real achievement.
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