A Reader's Guide to William Faulkner: The Novels (Readers Guides to Literature Series)

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This volume is the most complete and detailed guide to the novels of William Faulkner. Edmond L. Volpe's aim is to reveal the greatness of Faulkner's art and the scope and profundity of his personal vision of life. He describes the dominant patterns in the fiction by isolating Faulkner's major themes and by analyzing his narrative techniques and style. He then offers extensive, individual interpretations of the nineteen novels, tracing the development of Faulkner's ideas, and includes a set of genealogical tables...
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Overview

This volume is the most complete and detailed guide to the novels of William Faulkner. Edmond L. Volpe's aim is to reveal the greatness of Faulkner's art and the scope and profundity of his personal vision of life. He describes the dominant patterns in the fiction by isolating Faulkner's major themes and by analyzing his narrative techniques and style. He then offers extensive, individual interpretations of the nineteen novels, tracing the development of Faulkner's ideas, and includes a set of genealogical tables for each major family in the novels.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815630012
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Series: Readers Guides to Literature Series
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,006,156
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
List of genealogical tables
Pt. I Introduction
1 Life and career 3
2 Character types and themes 13
The prototypes 16
The themes 20
3 Narrative structure and techniques 28
4 Style 36
Pt. II The Novels
Soldiers' Pay 49
Mosquitoes 56
Sartoris 66
The Unvanquished 76
The Sound and the Fury 87
As I Lay Dying 126
Sanctuary 140
Light in August 151
Pylon 174
Absalom, Absalom! 184
The Wild Palms 212
Go Down, Moses 230
Intruder in the Dust 253
Requiem for a Nun 265
A Fable 282
Snopes Trilogy: The Hamlet 306
Snopes Trilogy: The Town 317
Snopes Trilogy: The Mansion 331
The Reivers 343
Pt. III Appendix, Notes and Bibliography
The Sound and the Fury: Section I: Chronology of scenes 353
The Sound and the Fury: Section I: Fragments of scenes 354
The Sound and the Fury: Section I: Guide to scene shifts 363
The Sound and the Fury: Section II: Chronology of scenes 365
The Sound and the Fury: Section II: Fragments of scenes 365
The Sound and the Fury: Section II: Guide to scene shifts 373
As I Lay Dying: Chronology of events 377
Sanctuary: Chronology of events 383
Absalom, Absalom!: Chronology of events 387
Go Down, Moses: Chronology of events 393
A Fable: Chronology of events 396
Snopes Trilogy: Chronology of significant events 401
Notes 404
Bibliography 413
Index 423
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