Misfits & Mystics:
Flannery O’Connor and Friends
The March/April issue of the St. Austin Review is hot off the press. Focusing on Flannery O’Connor and her world, highlights of the new issue include:
Veronica A. Arntz sees “Grace and the Grotesque” as signifiers of “Redemption in the Southern Literature of Flannery O’Connor”.
Jessica Pipes focuses on “Flannery O’Connor and a World Off-Balance”.
Jacob Terneus examines “How the Violent Bear it away and Bring it Back Again”, exemplifying “Prophetic Violence” in Flannery O’Connor’s work.
Mark Deavin sees “Racism as Shadow Projection” in Flannery O’Connor’s “Everything that Rises Must Converge”, revealing “Catholic and Jungian Symbolism”.
Dan Rattelle delves into “Flannery O’Connor, the Christ-Haunted South, and Sundance TV’s Rectify”.
Kevin O’Brien, playing the misfit, insists that “Every Blood that Wises Must Bear it Away”.
Donald DeMarco admires “The Unsentimental Southerner”.
Samuel Goldenburg, in the full colour art feature, showcases “The Special Needs and Extra Special Gifts” of artist Bruce Gillespie.
K. V. Turley’s regular “Faith on Film” column focuses on Grizzly Man and its misguided “Longing for Eden”.
Samantha Reynolds is “Razing Giants”, musing on the fact that “Only Love and Prayer can Vanquish the Goliath Despair”.
Susan Treacy’s music column examines the place of “Hymns in Catholic Life and Worship”.
John-Paul Donlon praises the music of the Hillbilly Thomists.
Mitchell Kalpakgian reviews Ecce Homo: On the Divine Unity of Christ by Aaron Riches.
Thomas Martin reviews Political Philosophy and Revelation by James V. Schall, SJ.
Kenneth Colston reviews Cor Jesu Sacratissimum: From Secularism and the New Age to Christendom Renewed by Roger Buck.
Portia Hopkins reviews The Arts and the Christian Imagination by Clyde S. Kilby.
Stephen Mirarchi reviews Benedict’s Daughter by Philip C. Kolin.
Thomas Banks reviews The Mystery of the Magi by Fr. Dwight Longenecker.
And, last but not least, there’s new poetry by N. S. Boone, Casey J. Chalk, Pavel Chichikov, Thomas Banks, Conor Gallagher and David Lyle Jeffrey.
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