Flannery O'Connor and Edward Lewis Wallant: Two of a Kind reflects upon the works of these two 20th Century American writers. In style and substance, O'Connor and Wallant's fiction presented their singular vision of man's innate spirituality. Both writers were preoccupied with the meaning of man's existence, his understanding of himself, his relationship with his fellow man, and his relationship to God. This work offers a unique examination of their philosophical views.
John V. McDermott is Adjunct Professor of English at Suffolk County Community College and Farmingdale State University.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 A Shared Vision Chapter 4 Correlative Themes Chapter 5 The Holocaust Chapter 6 Methods of Presentation I: Allegory-Parables-Biblical Allusions Chapter 7 Methods of Presentation II: Symbols-Using People, Places, and Things Chapter 8 Methods of Presentation III: The Grotesque- Exaggeration and Violence Chapter 9 Methods of Presentation IV: Imagery: Realist and Romantic Chapter 10 Humor and compassion Chapter 11 Humanism: Secular and Christian and the Intertwining Philosophical Attitudes Chapter 12 Works Cited Chapter 13 Index Chapter 14 About the Author