The Christ Haunted Landscape Faith and Doubt in Southern Fiction Old time religion has been and still is a uniquely potent force in shaping the imaginations of southern fiction writers A little than a generation ago Flannery O Connor made a startling observation a

  • Title: The Christ-Haunted Landscape: Faith and Doubt in Southern Fiction
  • Author: Susan Ketchin Harry Crews
  • ISBN: 9780878056705
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Paperback
  • Old time religion has been and still is a uniquely potent force in shaping the imaginations of southern fiction writers A little than a generation ago, Flannery O Connor made a startling observation about herself and her fellow southerners By and large, she said, people in the South still conceive of humanity in theological terms While the South is hardly Chr Old time religion has been and still is a uniquely potent force in shaping the imaginations of southern fiction writers A little than a generation ago, Flannery O Connor made a startling observation about herself and her fellow southerners By and large, she said, people in the South still conceive of humanity in theological terms While the South is hardly Christ centered, it is most certainly Christ haunted The Southerner who isn t convinced of it is very much afraid that he may have been formed in the image and likeness of God Still earlier in the century H L Mencken wrote that the South consisted of a cesspool of Baptists, a miasma of Methodists, snake charmers, phony real estate operators, and syphillitic evangelists This book explores the roles that various strands of southern religion, most prominently Evangelical Protestantism both black and white and Catholicism, have played in shaping contemporary southern fiction The Christ Haunted Landscape collects works by twelve southerners living and working in the South Larry Brown, Reynolds Price, Allan Gurganus, Lee Smith, Clyde Edgerton, Harry Crews, Will Campbell, Doris Betts, Sheila Bosworth, Mary Ward Brown, Randall Kenan, and Sandra Hollin blowers Susan Ketchin has included a descriptive profile and an original interview with each author, critical commentaries on each author s works as a whole, and representative fiction short story or excerpt from a novel Her introduction discusses the religious and cultural forces that have impact on today s imaginative writers whose fiction is enhanced by the legacy of Faulkner, O Connor, and Percy.

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    1. Flannery O'Connor said "I think it is safe to say that while the South is hardly Christ-centered, it is most certainly Christ-haunted." From these words, the title of The Christ-Haunted Landscape: Faith and Doubt in Southern Fiction was born. The book consists of twelve interviews Susan Ketchin conducted with Southern authors about the roles played by faith and doubt in their lives and their writing. Each interview was preceded by a brief biography and either a short story or an excerpt from a b [...]

    2. A series of excerpts and interviews with 12 Southern writers focusing on the subject of the influence of religious/Christian faith on their writing/as subject. I dipped into this over a period of weeks and grew to like it as a whole. I'd read some of the writers before, some I had resisted and was curious about others. The excerpts were interesting selections for the most part -- the interviews were pretty interesting though I felt the interviewer had a tendency to fawn over the writers. Frankly [...]

    3. If you're interested in Southern fiction this is a very good overview with some of the South's most acclaimed authors. It introduced me to a couple I was not familiar with. Very enjoyable.

    4. Growing up in the south, though not a church-goer, still fear of hell, ect and this book explains why we are like that. interviews and pieces from southern others that i have never reads put a little water on the fire of fire and brimstone to know that others feel this

    5. Some of the stories are well-crafted, some deep, some confusing, all pretty sad and many overwrought. Well, it is Southern fiction. Which I don't generally enjoy. However, the interviews with the authors are very interesting.

    6. This book is takes an interesting look into the religious thoughts of some of the most popular American-Southern writers of our day -- through interviews and short samples of their fiction. So much fun. I only wish Flannery O'Connor had been alive for an interview when Dr. Ketchin did this book.

    7. Love this book. It's so insightful into the landscape of southern fiction. Highly recommended if you like southern fiction and want a look into the mythic side of things.

    8. I must qualify this some, I haven't read all of the book. BUT it's a great anthology that shows how various southern authors have been affected by their belief (or lack thereof) in a Higher Power

    9. I love the title of this book. It was required for a Southern Lit class but I enjoyed every minute of it.

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