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The Violent Bear It Away by Flannery O’Connor

October 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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 23, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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