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Grace and the Grotesque
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Reference Texts

"But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins, because it is impossible
for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins."
(Hebrews 10:3-4, NIV)

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Elizabeth Barrett & Robert Browning
  • Robert Browning & Elizabeth Barrett: The Courtship Correspondence 1845-1846 (1989)
  • Margaret Forster's Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Biography (1988)
  • Robert Browning and Julie Wedgewood: A Broken Friendship as revealed in their Letters (1937)
  • Mrs. Sutherland Orr's Life and Letters of Robert Browning (1891)
  • William Irvine and Park Honan's The Book, The Ring, and the Poet (1974)
  • Julia Markus's Dared & Done: The Marriage of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning (1995)
  • Minnie Gresham Machen's The Bible in Browning: with particular reference to The Ring and the Book (1903).
  • The Old Yellow Book: Source of Robert Browning's The Ring and the Book. London: J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd., 1911.
  • Robert Langbaum's The Poetry of Experience (1957)
  • E. LeRoy Lawson's Very Sure of God: Religious Language in the Poetry of Robert Browning (1974)
  • Robert Browning: A Collection of Critical Essays (1979)
  • Ann P. Brady's Pompilia: A Feminist Reading of Robert Browning's the Ring and the Book (1988)
  • Donald S. Hair's Robert Browning's Language (1999)
Salvador Dalí
  • Salvador Dali's The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí. 1942. New York: Dover Press, 1993.
  • Meredith Etherington-Smith's The Persistence of Memory: A Biography of Dalí. New York: Random House, 1992.
  • Alain Bosquet's Conversations with Dalí, 1969.
  • Kenneth Wach's Salvador Dalí: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Salvador Dalí Museum. St. Petersburg: Harry Abrams Inc., 1996.
  • Dawn Ades' Dalí's Optical Illusions, 2000.
  • Robert S. Lubar's The Salvador Dalí Museum Collection. St. Petersburg: Konecky & Konecky, 2004.
  • Robert Descharnes' and Gilles Néret's Dalí: The Paintings, 1904-1989 (2 vols.). New York: Taschen, 2007.
Flannery O'Connor
  • Jonathan Roger's The Terrible Speed of Mercy (2012).
  • Flannery O'Connor: Mystery and Manners, Occasional Prose. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1957.
  • Flannery O'Connor's Dark Comedies: The Limits of Inference. Carol Shloss. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 1980.
  • Essays on Wise Blood. Ed. Michael Kreyling. Cambridge: University of Cambridge, 1995.
  • Flannery O'Connor's Religious Imagination: A World with Everything Off Balance. George A. Kilcourse, Jr. New York: Paulist Press, 2001.
  • Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-Haunted South. Ralph C. Wood. Cambridge: Eerdmans Publishing, 2004.
  • Inside the Church of Flannery O'Connor: Sacrament, Sacramental, and the Sacred in Her Fiction. Eds. Joanna Halleran McMullen & Jon Parrish Peede. Macon: Mercer University Press, 2007.
  • Dark Faith: New Essays on Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away. Notre Dame: U of Notre Dame Press, 2012.
  • Flannery O'Connor: The Cartoons. Ed. Kelly Gerald. Seattle: Fantagraphic Books, 2012.
  • Passing by the Dragon: The Biblical Tales of Flannery O'Connor. J. Ramsey Michaels. Eugene: Cascade Books. 2013.
  • Flannery O'Connor: Writing a Theology of Disabled Humanity. Timothy J. Basselin. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2013.
  • Flannery O'Connor: Spiritual Writings. Ed. Robert Ellsberg. New York: Orbis Books, 2014.
  • Flannery O'Connor: A Prayer Journal. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.


"Apparition of Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach" (1938)
oil on canvas
Salvador Dalí


Dr. Paul Marchbanks