Current Promotions  


 
Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia, as an only child of a Catholic family. The region she grew up in was part of the 'Christ-haunted' Bible belt of the Southern United States. The spiritual heritage of the south shaped O'Connor's writing profoundly, as described in her essay "The Catholic Novelist in the Protestant South" (1969).

Of the many titles she has penned, O'Connor's short stories have been regarded as her finest work. O'Connor's short stories, however, do not represent the strong theological nature characteristic of her novels. They often focus on macabre and undesireable characters, share a witty humor, and are left open to interpretation. Unfortunately, Flannery O’Connor did not receive much critical acclaim until after her death, though her reputation has grown steadily since. Today, she is distinctly recognized as one of the most important American writers of this century.

 
The Complete Stories of Flannery O'ConnorThe Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor
Flannery O'Connor
Retail Price: $18.00
CBD Price: $11.49
( In Stock )
Add To Cart

Excerpt


1971 National Book Award for fiction! Using brutal irony and humor she wrote of society's outcasts: the deformed, freaks, and Baptist healers. To the hard of hearing you shout and for the almost blind you draw large and startling figures. 555 pages, softcover.
     

 
Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-Haunted SouthFlannery O'Connor and the Christ-Haunted South
Ralph C. Wood
Retail Price: $18.00
CBD Price: $16.20
( Usually ships in 24-48 hours. )
Add To Cart

Excerpt


Flannery O'Connor was only the second twentieth-century writer (after William Faulkner) to have her work collected for the Library of America, the definitive edition of American authors. Forty years after her death, O'Connor's fiction still retains its original power and pertinence. For those who know nothing of O'Connor and her work, this new study by Ralph C. Wood offers one of the finest introductions available. For those looking to deepen their appreciation of this literary icon, it breaks important new ground. Unique to Wood's approach is his concern to show how O'Connor's stories, novels, and essays impinge on America's cultural and ecclesial condition. He uses O'Connor's work as a window onto its own regional and religious ethos. Indeed, he argues here that O'Connor's fiction has lasting, even universal, significance precisely because it is rooted in the confessional witness of her Roman Catholicism and in the Christ-haunted character of the American South.

     

 
Flannery O'Connor: Collected WorksFlannery O'Connor: Collected Works
Flannery O'Connor
Retail Price: $35.00
CBD Price: $31.50
( Usually ships in 24-48 hours. )
Add To Cart

Excerpt


Definitive text and notes for all of her novels and short stories, eight of her most important essays and a selection of 259 lively letters. ''Indispensable for the literary scholar and a joy for the general reader,''---New York Newsday. 1281 pages, hardcover.
     

 
Flannery O'Connor: Spiritual WritingsFlannery O'Connor: Spiritual Writings
Edited by Robert Ellsberg
Retail Price: $18.00
CBD Price: $12.49
( In Stock )
Add To Cart
Using brutal irony and humor, O'Connor wrote of society's outcasts: the deformed, freaks, and Baptist healers. To the hard of hearing you must shout and for the almost blind you must draw large and startling figures. Well-chosen excerpts from her fiction and collected letters. 160 pages, softcover.
     

Online Catalogs
Catalog Quick Shop 
CBD Memberships
Gift Certificates
Newsletter Signup
Web Exclusives
 
Bestselling Emergent Titles


Pagan Christianity! Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices

Add to Shopping Cart

#2 - Pagan Christianity
CBD Price: $11.99



The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

Add to Shopping Cart

#4 - The Irresistible Revolution
CBD Price: $11.99



The Voice

The Voice of Matthew  The Voice of Luke

  • More in The Voice Series

  • Authors in the Emerging Conversation


    Noteable Series Titles

    GloboChrist

  • The Church and Postmodern Culture Series (Baker Academic)

  • What About Hitler  Good Eating

  • The Christian Practice of Everyday Life (Brazos Press)

  • Christian Origins and the Question of God
  • Christian Origins and the Question of God (N.T. Wright)


  • The Great Emergence  Make Poverty Personal

  • Emersion Books: Resources for Communities of Faith

  • For more resources and author information be sure to visit the official Emersion Books Website, courtesy of our friends at Baker Publishing!

    Respected Writers


    New and Noteworthy

    The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community

    The Tangible Kingdom
    CBD Price: $17.99

    Looking for ways to be a practicing believer apart from the traditional church model? Halter and Smay sought to create communities of faith that remained true to the ancient church traditions but existed on a real-world setting that was assimilated into today's culture. 



    Coming Soon



    Eastern Orthodox Resources!