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The Violent Bear It Away

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A brilliant, innovative novel, acutely alert to where the sacred lives—and where it does not

First published in 1960, The Violent Bear It Away is a landmark in American literature—a dark and absorbing example of the Gothic sensibility and bracing satirical voice that are united in Flannery OConnors work.

     In this, OConnors second novel, the orphaned Francis Marion Tarwater and his cousin, the schoolteacher Rayber, defy the prophecy of their dead uncle that Tarwater will become a prophet and baptize Raybers young son, Bishop. A series of struggles ensues, as Tarwater fights an internal battle against his innate faith and the voices calling him to be a prophet while Rayber tries to draw Tarwater into a more “reasonable” modern world. Both wrest with the legacy of their dead relative and lay claim to Bishops soul. All this is observed by OConnor with an astonishing combination of irony and compassion, humor and pathos.

About the Author

Flannery O'Conner was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1925. When she died at the age of thirty-nine, America lost one of its most gifted writers at the height of her power.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374530877
Author:
O'connor, Flannery
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Author:
O'Connor, Flannery
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.81 x 5.92 x 0.7 in

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