A Companion to William Faulkner (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)

A Companion to William Faulkner (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)

By: Richard C. Moreland (editor)Paperback

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This comprehensive Companion to William Faulkner reflects the current dynamic state of Faulkner studies. * Explores the contexts, criticism, genres and interpretations of Nobel Prize-winning writer William Faulkner, arguably the greatest American novelist * Comprises newly-commissioned essays written by an international contributor team of leading scholars * Guides readers through the plethora of critical approaches to Faulkner over the past few decades * Draws upon current Faulkner scholarship, as well as critically reflecting on previous interpretations

About Author

Richard C. Moreland is Professor and former Chair of English at Louisiana State University. His previous publications include Faulkner and Modernism: Rereading and Rewriting (1990) and Learning from Difference: Teaching Morrison, Twain, Ellison, and Eliot (1999).


Notes on Contributors viii Acknowledgments xiv Introduction 1 Richard C. Moreland PART I Contexts 5 1 A Difficult Economy: Faulkner and the Poetics of Plantation Labor 7 Richard Godden 2 "We're Trying Hard as Hell to Free Ourselves": Southern History and Race in the Making of William Faulkner's Literary Terrain 28 Grace Elizabeth Hale and Robert Jackson 3 A Loving Gentleman and the Corncob Man: Faulkner, Gender, Sexuality, and The Reivers 46 Anne Goodwyn Jones 4 "C'est Vraiment Degueulasse": Meaning and Ending in A bout de souffle and If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem 65 Catherine Gunther Kodat 5 The Synthesis of Marx and Freud in Recent Faulkner Criticism 85 Michael Zeitlin 6 Faulkner's Lives 104 Jay Parini PART II Questions 113 7 Refl ections on Language and Narrative 115 Owen Robinson 8 Race as Fact and Fiction in William Faulkner 133 Barbara Ladd 9 "Why Are You So Black?" Faulkner's Whiteface Minstrels, Primitivism, and Perversion 148 John N. Duvall 10 Shifting Sands: The Myth of Class Mobility 165 Julia Leyda 11 Faulkner's Families 180 Arthur F. Kinney 12 Changing the Subject of Place in Faulkner 202 Cheryl Lester 13 The State 220 Ted Atkinson 14 Violence in Faulkner's Major Novels 236 Lothar Honnighausen 15 An Impossible Resignation: William Faulkner's Post-Colonial Imagination 252 Sean Latham 16 Religion: Desire and Ideology 269 Leigh Anne Duck 17 Cinematic Fascination in Light in August 284 Peter Lurie 18 Faulkner's Brazen Yoke: Pop Art, Modernism, and the Myth of the Great Divide 301 Vincent Allan King PART III Genres and Forms 319 19 Faulkner's Genre Experiments 321 Thomas L. McHaney 20 "Make It New": Faulkner and Modernism 342 Philip Weinstein 21 Faulkner's Versions of Pastoral, Gothic, and the Sublime 359 Susan V. Donaldson 22 Faulkner, Trauma, and the Uses of Crime Fiction 373 Greg Forter 23 William Faulkner's Short Stories 394 Hans H. Skei 24 Faulkner's Non-Fiction 410 Noel Polk 25 Faulkner's Texts 420 Noel Polk PART IV Sample Readings 427 26 "By It I Would Stand or Fall": Life and Death in As I Lay Dying 429 Donald M. Kartiganer 27 Faulkner and the Southern Arts of Mystifi cation in Absalom, Absalom! 445 John Carlos Rowe 28 "The Cradle of Your Nativity": Codes of Class Culture and Southern Desire in Faulkner's Snopes Trilogy 459 Evelyn Jaffe Schreiber PART V After Faulkner 477 29 "He Doth Bestride the Narrow World Like a Colossus": Faulkner's Critical Reception 479 Timothy P. Caron 30 Faulkner, Latin America, and the Caribbean: Infl uence, Politics, and Academic Disciplines 499 Deborah Cohn 31 Faulkner's Continuance 519 Patrick O'Donnell Index 528

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  • ISBN13: 9781119045403
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 552
  • ID: 9781119045403
  • weight: 830
  • ISBN10: 1119045401

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