In general O'Connor explains that she is not so much a realist of thesocial fabric as a "realist of distances" (44), portraying bothconcrete everyday manners and something more, something beyond the ordinary:"It is the business of fiction to embody mystery through manners .. ." (124). She admits too that her fiction might be called grotesque,though she cautions that "anything that comes out of the South isgoing to be called grotesque by the northern reader, unless it is grotesque,in which case it is going to be called realistic" (40). And she connectsher religious concerns with being southern, for, she says, "whilethe South is hardly Christ-centered, it is most certainly Christ-haunted"(44).
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4. What does the grandmother mean by a "good man"? Whom doesshe consider good people? What are other possible meanings of "good"?Why does she tell The Misfit that he's a good man? Is there any sense inwhich he is?
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Other O'Connor stories well worth reading and teaching include "TheDisplaced Person," "The Artificial Nigger," "Good CountryPeople," "Everything That Rises Must Converge," "Revelation,"and "Parker's Back" (all in [Farrar,1971]). O'Connor's essays have been collected in (Farrar, 1969). The fullest collection of works by O'Connor is the (Library of America, 1988).
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For discussion of O'Connor's social, religious, and intellectual milieuxsee Robert Coles's (Louisiana State UniversityPress, 1980). A fine companion piece is Barbara McKenzie's photographicessay, (University of Georgia Press,1980).
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The Friedman and Clark collection, for instance, includes the Walkerand Hawkes essays alluded to above: John Hawkes, "Flannery O'Connor'sDevil," 70 (1962): 395-407; Alice Walker, "Beyondthe Peacock: The Reconstruction of Flannery O'Connor," . Harcourt, 1983.
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Overall, criticism of O'Connor has appeared in more than forty book-lengthstudies and hundreds of articles (including those published annually inthe ). Most criticism continues to beeither religious or formalist. But for a discussion that situates O'Connor'swork historically, in the postwar era, addressing its intersections withliberal discourse, see Thomas Hill Schaub's chapter on O'Connor in (Wisconsin, 1991).