Theo and the Road to Sainthood in Gail Godwin's A Southern Family

  title={Theo and the Road to Sainthood in Gail Godwin's A Southern Family},
  author={Ron Emerick},
  journal={The Southern Literary Journal},
  pages={134 - 145}
  • Ron Emerick
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • The Southern Literary Journal
  • Critics agree that the search for meaning and the search for self are central concerns in all of Gail Godwin's works. Anne Cheney, for example, claims that the prototypical Godwin heroine is "searching for happiness, academic or artistic achievement, love, respect, or, more generally, meaning in life" (212-213). Similarly, Candace Henry, in her recent dissertation on Godwin, argues that Godwin's heroines are consumed by the search for self, a search which often requires a return to the past as… CONTINUE READING
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