Flannery O'Connor Short Fiction Analysis - Essay

Flannery O'Connor Short Fiction Analysis

(Literary Essentials: Short Fiction Masterpieces)

Flannery O’Connor is uncharacteristic of her age. In writing about the pervasive disbelief in the Christian mysteries during contemporary times, O’Connor seems better suited to the Middle Ages in her rather old-fashioned and conventional Catholic and Christian conviction that the central issue in human existence is salvation through Christ. Perhaps the recognition that such conviction in the postmodern world is rapidly fading and may soon be lost makes O’Connor’s concerns for the spiritual realm, what she called the “added dimension” in her essay entitled “The Church and the Fiction Writer,” more attractive for a dubious audience.

Although O’Connor completed thirty-one short stories and two novels, she...

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