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  New Georgia Encyclopedia: Wise Blood
One of two novels by Georgia writer Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood is a masterpiece of allegory and farce (a blending of humor and tragedy).
Wise Blood deals with several topics: the way in which people are displaced and marginalized; the arrogance that keeps people from seeing themselves; and the centrality of Christ in the salvation of humankind, with the suggestion that one's awareness of Christ is the mark of one's very character.
Wise Blood made its premiere and was enthusiastically received at the New York Film Festival in September 1979.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-478   (1328 words)

 Faithfulness vs Faith: Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood by Pamela Demory
Wise Blood was written by an author congenitally innocent of theory, but one with certain preoccupations.
In Wise Blood, the hymn’s association at the beginning with spiritual values—via Hazel’s contemplation of his grandfather’s gravestone—becomes ironic as the film reveals that the grandfather has served more as instigator of psychological trauma than as provider of spiritual guidance for Hazel.
Wise Blood was directed by John Huston and produced by Michael and Kathy Fitzgerald (© Ithaca Productions, 1979).
jsr.as.wvu.edu /wblood.htm   (5300 words)

  Wise Blood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By the time of Wise Blood, O'Connor was herself diagnosed with lupus and was receiving treatment with hydrocortisone therapy at Emory University hospitals in Atlanta.
Wise Blood, in particular, is a novel of philosophical debate.
A film was made of Wise Blood in 1979, directed by John Huston, and starring Brad Dourif as Hazel Motes and John Huston himself as the evangelist grandfather.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wise_Blood   (1766 words)

 Reason: Dad Blood: If DNA tests prove that you’re not your children’s father, do you still owe child support?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Wise’s fateful discovery, several years after his divorce, was prompted by the desire to help treat his 6-year-old son for cystic fibrosis: When he took a blood test to find out which cystic fibrosis gene he carried, it turned out that he didn’t have the gene at all.
Wise was later barred from contact with all four children because he had discussed the issue of their parentage with them in violation of the judge’s order, but he still had to keep the checks coming.
Morgan Wise, for instance, has unsuccessfully tried to argue that his former wife’s lover or lovers who fathered the three boys he once believed to be his should be the person or persons paying child support.
www.reason.com /0211/co.cy.dad.shtml   (1240 words)

 Menopause - the Wise Woman Way
She is the Wise Woman, the one who gives us all a survival edge.
Wise women use nourishing herbal infusions, especially nervous-system strengthening oatstraw, fermented foods, such as yogurt, and seaweed (as a food, not a supplement), to help ensure that these changes add to their vitality and longevity, creating what Margaret Mead called "postmenopausal zest".
They strengthen the solar plexus, improve digestion, moderate blood sugar and mood swings, help the liver clear excess hormones, and put you on the sunny side of life.
www.selfgrowth.com /articles/Weed22.html   (2384 words)

 Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood
Wise Blood (!952) is a novel by Flannery O'Connor.
He knows that something is going to happen to him, because he has "wise blood." He knows by his blood, his sense of intuition or instinct.
In Wise Blood, Hazel Motes seems trapped by his destiny to become a preacher.
www.angelfire.com /md2/timewarp/wiseblood.html   (859 words)

 Religious Vision and Free Will in Flannery O'Connor's Novel Wise Blood
In the year before it was finished she was struck down by the first attack of Lupus and the disease left her health in a precarious state until she died nearly thirteen years later in 1964.
I suspect that the male dominated literary scene at that time hated being upstaged by a woman writer, especially a talented woman not afraid to use controversial subject matter, and remember, this was a time when anything perceived as being 'liberal' or merely 'outside of the ordinary', was equated with anti Americanism.
Wise Blood is an iridescent story; brim full with insights, and dialogue loaded with symbolism, comic irony and truisms: all uttered by characters in complete innocence.
catholiceducation.org /articles/arts/al0187.html   (4142 words)

 Amazon.ca: Wise Blood: Books: Flannery O'Connor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Wise Blood examines the religious spectrum that was present in southern cities and the interaction of these ideals.
In Wise Blood, Hazel does hate Christ, but that hate is emblematic of the belief (and unwanted love) he actually holds for Him.
Wise Blood is Hazel's dark journey in a fallen world toward happening onto a bit of grace, painful but merciful at the same time.
www.amazon.ca /Wise-Blood-Flannery-OConnor/dp/0374505845   (2337 words)

 Women: Wise Blood to Wisdom - Menopause: A New Awakening
In her later years part of her purpose was to help humanity move through the passage of death as she had once helped us move through the passage of birth..
In ancient times, when the clan respected the maiden, mother and wise elder woman trilogy, women at regular intervals gathered in a separate space within the community to encourage, support and teach one another.
Menopause is a time to let our wise blood awaken us to the good life that is yet to come.
www.selfhelpmagazine.com /articles/women/awaken.html   (1103 words)

 HOLY BLOOD, HOLY TAROT from The Underground Stream, Esoteric Tarot Revealed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Merovingian bloodline, as traced by the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, is said to originate with the ancient Jewish family of Benjamin, driven from their tribal land to Greece by the sack of Jerusalem in 70 BCE.
It's the blood running through her to future generations of children, which is the main fetish object in the Black Madonna worship, the Holy Grail mythos, and the Magdalean reawakening.
There's a lot of emphasis on blood and menstruation here as well, with a caduceus running down her spinal column and culminating in an exaggerated second chakra, a great throbbing red uterus of some kind, as if her inner organs are exposed.
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 Wise Blood Summary
Wise Blood(1952) was the first novel written by U.S. Southern author Flannery...
In the light of a disturbing abdication of responsibility among major critics with respect to the continuing importance of reading our modern writers, the recent critical neglect of Flannery O'Connor should not be surprising….
Since the appearance of her first novel, Wise Blood, over ten years ago, Miss O'Connor has not exactly overwhelmed either critics or readers with her gifts.
www.bookrags.com /Wise_Blood   (324 words)

Wise blood is another such novel that she takes what might be termed country themes and makes them real for every one who reads them.
Humanity has this wise blood, but how it can be wise when none of the characters use their ability to reason is beyond me.
Wise Blood I watched this long ago and enjoyed laughing at it the whole time for a second time and as well am laughing at the book.
www.utm.edu /staff/lalexand/350archive/wise.htm   (7095 words)

 DNK Amazon Store :: Wise Blood: A Novel
Wise Blood is a comedy with a fierce, Old Testament soul.
Wise Blood is a savage satire of America's secular, commercial culture, as well as the humanism it holds so dear ("Dear Sabbath," Mary Brittle writes back, "Light necking is acceptable, but I think your real problem is one of adjustment to the modern world.
"Wise Blood" could more aptly be called "Stupid Minds." Both titles are tendentious, but the latter is more accurate.
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 Women's Health Books by Ash Tree Publishing
Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year, now in its 29th printing, offers simple, safe herbs for fertility, contraception, healthy pregnancy, labor and delivery, lactation, newborns, and more.
Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year for the daughter; New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way for the mother, and Moon Days for you to share.
Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year gathers natural remedies for all aspects of fertility (including avoiding it), pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care of mother and babe.
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His "Wise Blood" is not some mystical power--in my mind it is simply his ego pushing him to do whatever it takes to be popular, whether it be with Hazel, a waitress, or a crowd waiting to shake hands with a guerrilla.
Wise Blood was the most confusing book to read and because I am a Christian it made it harder to read.
His wise blood is describe as a separate entity with a mind and will of its own that just happens to inhabit his body (I guess that is the mysticism in this story).
www.utm.edu /staff/lalexand/350archive/wise2.htm   (11122 words)

 BeMedWise - Promoting Wise Use of OTC Medications
The worst feared is a potentially deadly drug-drug interaction, such as one which results in a dangerous drop in blood pressure, a fast-paced, irregular heart beat, a buildup of toxins that damage the heart or liver, etc. However, most drug-drug interactions are considerably less severe.
Decongestants, which are found in many cold remedies, may cause harmful increases in blood pressure for people taking anti-hypertension medications or MAO inhibitors, a type of antidepressant.
For example, grapefruit juice should not be taken with certain blood pressure-lowering medications, the antihistamine terfenadine and cyclosporine, a drug taken to prevent organ transplant rejection.
www.bemedwise.org /quiz_facts/facts.htm   (1193 words)

 Menstrual Cycles:: What Really Happens in those 28 Days?!
This blood was regarded with reverence: it had mysterious magical powers, was inexplicably shed without pain, and was wholly foreign to male experience.
In ancient societies, menstrual blood carried authority, transmitting lineage of the clan or tribe.
Post-menopausal women were often the wisest because they retained their "wise blood." In the 17th century these old women were constantly persecuted for witch craft because their menstrual blood remained in their veins.
www.fwhc.org /health/moon.htm   (3343 words)

 Crone - Elder - Wise Woman
At the time of menopause, the pause of the flow of the menses, the Sacred Blood of Wisdom is finally retained inside the body and the woman herself can partake of its Wisdom.
At this time, in older societies, she becomes known as crone or hag, words whose original meaning is 'wise one', revered elder of the circle.
More than a journey to another country, the Mother India tour with wise woman Atmo Meyer will take you to the depths of the mystery of life.
www.yoni.com /crone.shtml   (624 words)

 Retinal Capillary Blood Flow in Diabetic and Nondiabetic Women during Pregnancy and Postpartum Period -- Loukovaara et ...
Retinal Capillary Blood Flow in Diabetic and Nondiabetic Women during Pregnancy and Postpartum Period -- Loukovaara et al.
Mean ± SD values of the 75th percentile point-wise analysis of retinal capillary blood flow (in AU) in diabetic women (n = 32) and nondiabetic women (n = 11) during pregnancy and after delivery.
Blood flows measured in the nonpregnant diabetic women were
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 No Man with a Good Troika Needs to Be Justified: Flannery O�Connor�s Wise Blood as a Recasting of Nikolai ...
Nearly all critical evaluation of Flannery O'Connor's 1952 novel Wise Blood includes some discussion of the arduous process of composition that the author engaged in during the roughly half-dozen years it took her to complete the book.
The basic story of both Dead Souls and Wise Blood can be stripped down to reveal a framework that is remarkably consistent, despite the 110-year and 5,000-mile difference between them.
This characterization is equally as effective in describing Dead Souls as Wise Blood, although it is somewhat inaccurate in describing the work of Ariosto or Cervantes.
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 The Ragged Figure by Jude Joseph Lovell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The tiny hint of fear—whether competitive or existential—that can be detected in the response of these two established Catholic writers to Wise Blood is enough in itself to elicit admiration for the book’s effect.
To earn respect of this caliber from one’s colleagues would seem to be the result of a seasoned, worldly, perhaps embittered old novelist’s finest effort, the product of a long life and career spent fine-tuning a sharp, dispassionate perspective on this world.
I can remember being truly baffled by Wise Blood and asking myself where at any point in the book could I find the slightest evidence of love, forgiveness, Catholicism, or even of the woman herself who wrote the thing.
www.touchstonemag.com /docs/issues/15.9docs/15-9pg15.html   (2233 words)

 Flannery O'Connor: Wise Blood
Combining the comic and the serious is a chief characteristic of O'Connor and one of the sources of the great tension in her plots, usually resolved by catastrophe or death.
She says in the author's note to Wise Blood that all comic novels that are any good must be about life and death.
In her preface to a second edition of Wise Blood, O’Connor writes that for some, Haze's "integrity lies in his trying with such vigor to get rid of the ragged figure who moves from tree to tree in the back of his mind.
www.csubak.edu /english/engl375/o'connor.htmlx   (3140 words)

 Milken Family Foundation - Spotlight
Another story I enjoy about Flannery is this: Flannery had lupus, and I was once the head of the blood bank at the hospital.
He said, "Can you get a pint of blood for Flannery?" Flannery had an unusual blood type, but I got her a pint and took it to the hospital.
Flannery looked up at me, as sick as she could be, as white as a piece of cotton lying on that pillow.
www.mff.org /spotlight/milledgeville_wit.html   (422 words)

 Flannery O'Connor [Archive] - RELEVANT Boards
to me, wise blood [and a good deal of her work] was about being "genuinely" wrong.
Then, I did a paper on Wise Blood and found out somewhere in my pile of criticism that her stories pointed to redemption.
I agree with thegiantsnail...Flannery O'Connor shines most in her short stories, but Wise Blood is a really good picture of the human struggle against repentance.
www.relevantmagazine.com /boards/archive/index.php/t-174.html   (1461 words)

 Welcome to Spiritual Atlanta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is a new beginning, a time of be-ing born again into the knowledge of my Wise Blood.
As a Wise Femi9 Woman, I have come to a stage in life, a stage of completion, a death of the old self and a rebirth of the new self.
Having the Wise Blood coursing through my veins, is a welcome change of life.
www.spiritualatlanta.com /wisewoman.htm   (755 words)

 Great Writers: Flannery O’Connor Told of Small-Town Life in the South   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While writing her first novel, “Wise Blood”, she was stricken with the disease, lupus, that had killed her father.
Like “Wise Blood,” it is a story about a young man learning to deal with life.
In it she deals with many of the ideas she wrote about in “Wise Blood,” such as the search for Jesus Christ.
www.voanews.com /specialenglish/2005-07-10-voa2.cfm   (1505 words)

 New Essays on Wise Blood - Cambridge University Press
These new critical essays on Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor’s explosive first novel, not only question our understanding of the ‘Southern Gothic,’ but launch a new inquiry into the nature and history of O’Connor’s critical reputation.
Patricia Yaeger’s feminist/psychoanalytical essay explores the construction of the narrative voice in Wise Blood.
A fondness for supermarkets: Wise Blood and consumer culture Jon Lance Bacon; 3.
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521445507   (316 words)

 Wise Blood Study Guide by Flannery O'Connor: Plot Summary
Wise Blood Study Guide by Flannery O'Connor: Plot Summary
Tennessee, Flannery O'Connor's first novel, Wise Blood, tells the story of a confused and isolated young man who attempts to shed his obsessions with Jesus and Christian redemption.
As a child, Hazel Motes-"Haze" for short-felt certain that he was destined to become a preacher like his grandfather.
www.bookrags.com /studyguide-wiseblood/sum.html   (192 words)

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