Table of Contents:
  • "We have had our fall" : malaise and mystery in the lives of Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy
  • South to Rome : four southern writers and the Catholic revival
  • Toward a Catholic theory of fiction : a Christian realism of the "here-and-now"
  • Postwar America and the end of the modern South : catastrophes, castaways, new worlds
  • Languages of mystery : legacies of O'Connor and Percy in contemporary southern letters.