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Unmasking the Devil: Dramas of Sin and Grace in the World of Flannery OConnor Regis Martin

Unmasking the Devil: Dramas of Sin and Grace in the World of Flannery OConnor

Regis Martin

Published January 1st 2005
ISBN : 9780970610645
Paperback
66 pages
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Unmasking the Devil is the first in the Sapientia Gateway to Literature Series. Dr. Martins keen analysis, informed by a lifes work as literary critic and theologian, reveals the central action of OConnors stunning fiction - the violentMoreUnmasking the Devil is the first in the Sapientia Gateway to Literature Series. Dr. Martins keen analysis, informed by a lifes work as literary critic and theologian, reveals the central action of OConnors stunning fiction - the violent breaking-in of grace into lives barren of the awareness of God. He links this consistent theme of her work to the shape of her won faithful and cross-filled life. Usually seen as a preeminent Catholic fiction writer of the twentieth century, OConnors work has set the standard for how serious writers must address Gods salvific actions while maintaining the highest standards for literature. A kind of faithful Catholic counterpoint to James Joyce, OConnors work is of enduring even classic value. Dr. Martins larger argument points out that only fiction with a passionate religious vision has a chance of enduring, thus consigning, as Lionel Trilling once did, most liberal fiction to the remainders table.