Approaches to Teaching Faulkner's the Sound and the Fury

Approaches to Teaching Faulkner's the Sound and the Fury

by Stephen Hahn
     
 

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The works of William Faulkner have become part of the undergraduate canon in the decades since he received the Nobel Prize in 1950. While many of Faulkner's novels and stories are assigned to high school and college students, the editors of this volume focus on The Sound and the Fury because the novel is representative of Faulkner's best writing and accessible to

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The works of William Faulkner have become part of the undergraduate canon in the decades since he received the Nobel Prize in 1950. While many of Faulkner's novels and stories are assigned to high school and college students, the editors of this volume focus on The Sound and the Fury because the novel is representative of Faulkner's best writing and accessible to many levels of teaching and learning. The novel also lends itself to exploration of many topics, including biographical fiction, the decline of the Old South and the rise of the New South, the influence of American and European literary traditions, and the treatment of subjectivity and language. The works of William Faulkner have become part of the undergraduate canon in the decades since he received the Nobel Prize in 1950. While many of Faulkner's novels and stories are assigned to high school and college students, the editors of this volume focus on The Sound and the Fury because the novel is representative of Faulkner's best writing and accessible to many levels of teaching and learning. The novel also lends itself to exploration of many topics, including biographical fiction, the decline of the Old South and the rise of the New South, the influence of American and European literary traditions, and the treatment of subjectivity and language.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873527378
Publisher:
Modern Language Association of America
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series
Pages:
173
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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