`One of My Babies': The misfit and the grandmother
- The function of signature in `A Good Man Is Hard to Find'. Owens, Mitchell // Studies in Short Fiction;Winter96, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p101
Analyzes the significance of the signature in Flannery O'Connor's work `A Good Man Is Hard to Find.' Main character's confrontation of a lethal manifestation of her changing social order; Demonstration of tension involved in the grandmother's handling of signatures; Reflection of the...
- THE TIMOTHY ALLUSION IN 'A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND.' Fike, Matthew // Renascence;Summer2000, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p311
Criticizes the allusion of writer Flannery O'Connor to the 1st and 2nd letters of Paul to Timothy in her novel `A Good Man Is Hard to Find.' Construction of the chosen allusion; Interpretation of the allusion; Plot of the novel.
- A Good Man's Predicament. Jones, Madison // Southern Review;Autumn1984, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p836
This article discusses the book "A Good Man Is Hard to Find," by Flannery O'Connor. This book has been for the past decade or more a subject of virtually countless critical readings. Much has been made of O'Connor's use of the grotesque, and the vacationing family in the said book is a case in...
- Flannery O'Connor's `A Good Man Is Hard to Find': The moment of grace. Clark, Michael // English Language Notes;Dec91, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p66
Examines grace in Flannery O'Connor's short story `A Good Man Is Hard to Find.' Problem with the story's climax; O'Connor's assertion that the grandmother's final act in the story is a moment of grace; Association of true grace with the charismatic tradition of the `laying on of hands.'
- The Lady Frum Somewhere: Flannery O'Connor Then and Now. Drake, Robert // Modern Age;Summer1985, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p212
Presents a criticism of Flannery O'Connor's novels, such as "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" and "The Violent Bear It Away." Factors which nourished O'Connor's art; Comments on Flannery's villains; Description of O'Connor's writing style.
- CHAPTER 3: Finding the Good Man. // Flannery O'Connor & the Mystery of Love;1999, p70
The article features a discussion on "A Good Man Is Hard to Find." O'Connor cannot avoid associating the condition of pain with that of contact with God. Holiness, she says on many occasions, costs. Though both groups of stories in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" involve wounding, O'Connor...
- GONE WITH THE WIND IN FLANNERY O'CONNOR'S 'A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND': AN ANAGOGICAL BIBLICAL ALLUSION. Piwinski, David J. // English Language Notes;Jun2001, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p73
Focuses on Flannery O'Connor's use of foreshadowing in the novel 'A Good Man Is Hard to Find.' Examples of foreshadowing used by O'Connor; Factors that influence a fiction writer's aesthetic selection of details according to O'Connor.
- Colored Man: The Ambiguous White Male Body in "Parker's Back". Andrews, Charles // Flannery O'Connor Review;2008, Vol. 6, p70
A literary criticism of the short story "Parker's Back," by Flannery O'Connor is presented. It outlines the characters and explores an engagement with contemporary constructions of white masculinity and theological significance on race and gender. It employs the gradual process of...
- By Force of Will: Flannery O'Connor, the Broken Synthesis, and the Problem with Rayber. Desmond, John F. // Flannery O'Connor Review;2008, Vol. 6, p135
A literary criticism of the book "The Violent Bear It Away," by Flannery O'Connor is presented. It scrutinize the characters and explores how the characterization of the novel's antagonist, George Rayber, has caused the main problem. It highlights the impact of creating the antagonist to the...