Flannery O'Connor | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Wyatt Prunty

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Flannery O'Connor.
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Critical Essay by Wyatt Prunty

SOURCE: Prunty, Wyatt. “The Figure of Vacancy.” Shenandoah 46, no. 3 (fall 1996): 38-55.

In the following essay, Prunty investigates the role of vacancy in the stories of Peter Taylor and O'Connor.

In Flannery O'Connor's “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” the grandmother is the first to comment upon the blankness of the sky. Later the Misfit says, “Don't see no sun but don't see no cloud neither.” In Peter Taylor's less familiar but equally masterful “A Wife of Nashville,” Helen Ruth stands silently behind a tea cart and looks into the dark recesses of her living room as she prepares to explain to the men of her family why Jess McGehee had to lie about leaving...

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