Renascence 72 (1):25-42 (2020)

Contributing to the uneasy question of race in Flannery O’Connor's fiction, this article performs a rereading of the last story she penned—“Parker’s Back”—and argues that her final protagonist may have been a product of miscegenation. It discusses the implications this would have on our understanding of this spiritually rich story, and, perhaps even more importantly, of O’Connor’s views on race at the end of her life.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Language and Literature
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DOI 10.5840/renascence20207212
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