Means, Meaning, and Mediated Space in "Good Man Is Hard to Find."

Link, Alex
July 2007
Southern Quarterly;Summer2007, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p125
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Presents literary criticism of the book "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor. It provides an overview of the story, outlines the characters, and interprets various events based how on they relate to the author's utilization of space as well as various landmarks in the southern U.S. An analysis of the various types of spaces is also presented.


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