William Faulkner

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Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 813.5209 FAULKNER
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When William Faulkner received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1949, he completed an emergence from comparative obscurity that had begun three years before. Since then, Faulkner has achieved the status of a world author. His works have been painstakingly translated into many languages, and perhaps more critical books and articles have been written about him in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries than about any other writer with the exception of William Shakespeare. Critics and scholars from all over the world have contributed to the commentary. Faulkner's achievement has been compared favourably with the achievements of Henry James, Honoré de Balzac, and Charles Dickens; many critics regard him as the preeminent novelist of the twentieth century.

This volume in the Critical Insights series presents a variety of new essays on the canonised American novelist. For readers who are studying Faulkner for the first time, a biographical sketch relates the details of his life and four essays survey the critical reception of his work, explore its cultural and historical contexts, situate Faulkner among his contemporaries, and review key themes in his work. Readers seeking a deeper understanding of the writer can then move on to other original essays that explore a bevy of topics, such as the influence of James Joyce on Faulkner and his work, the author's tradition of literary pessimism, and the celebrated author's relationship to film and television. Among the contributors are Doreen Fowler, D. Matthew Ramsey, Jacques Pothier, and Bryan Giemza.

Rounding out the volume are a chronology of Faulkner's life and a list of his principle publications as well as a bibliography for readers seeking to study this fascinating author in greater depth.

Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of ""Works Cited,"" along with endnotes. Finally, the volume's appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources: About This Volume Critical Context: Original Introductory Essays Critical Readings: Original In-Depth Essays Further Readings Detailed Bibliography Detailed Bio of the Editor General Subject Index
On William Faulkner / Kathryn Stelmach Artuso
Biography of William Faulkner / Lorie Watkins Fulton
"The past is never dead" : Faulkner's relationship to Southern culture and history / Karen M. Andrews
William Faulkner's critical reception / Taylor Hagood
Reading Faulkner through Morrison / Doreen Fowler
Misreading "the other" as a strategy of narrative empathy in Go down, Moses / Patrick E. Horn
Faulkner the cannibal : digesting Conrad / Jacques Pothier
A furious echo : hearing Dublin's Joyce in Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha / Kieran Quinlan
As I lay dying, The time of man, and the modern folk novel / Mark Lucas
"Shall not the judge of all the earth do right?" : William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy, and jurisprudence / Bryan Giemza
"Far from home across the sea" : William Faulkner, Randall Kenan, and taboo sexualities / Mary Alice Kirkpatrick
Faulkner and the Bible : a haunted voice / Norman W. Jones
"A summer of wistaria" : old tales and talking, story and history in Absalom, Absalom! / Hans H. Skei
Faulkner and film : the 1950s melodramas / D. Matthew Ramsey
Hurling yourself against the beautiful : Faulkner and creativity / Amy Weldon.

Additional Information
Series Critical insights.
Subjects Faulkner, William, -- 1897-1962 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Publisher Ipswich, Massachusetts :Salem Press,2013
Contributors Artuso, Kathryn Stelmach, editor.
Language English
Description x, 298 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-288) and index.
ISBN 9781429838283 (hardcover)
1429838280 (hardcover)
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