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The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O’Connor

October 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until October 23, 2018


featuring Patrick Horn, Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Associate Director, Center for the Study of the American South

Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, October 16 & 23

“Tempering satire with compassion, underscoring pathos with humor, O’Connor lays bare the lives of a Southern family―three generations of men obsessed by guilt and driven to violence.”—The New American Library

“This novel–an exercise in the macabre–can be read as an allegory: a struggle for a soul, a conflict between evils.”—Kirkus Review

“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 O’Connor’s work…a novel whose range and depth reveal a brilliant and innovative writer acutely alert to where the sacred lives―and where it does not”—Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publishing

TUITION: $35, includes a copy of the book

Register online or call 919.962.1544

Please note that the image may not reflect the edition being used for the reading group.


October 16, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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(919) 942-7373