Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition

Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition

by Noel Polk
     
 

ISBN-10: 1934110841

ISBN-13: 9781934110843

Pub. Date: 05/01/2008

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

As one of the preeminent scholars of southern literature, Noel Polk has delivered lectures, written journal articles and essays, and discussed the rich legacy of the South's literary heritage around the world for over three decades. His work on William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Walker Percy, and other writers is incisive and groundbreaking.

His essays in

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As one of the preeminent scholars of southern literature, Noel Polk has delivered lectures, written journal articles and essays, and discussed the rich legacy of the South's literary heritage around the world for over three decades. His work on William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Walker Percy, and other writers is incisive and groundbreaking.

His essays in Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition maintain an abiding interest in Polk's major area of literary study: the relationship between the smaller units of construction in a literary work and the work's larger themes. The analysis of this interplay between commas and dashes, curious occlusions, passages, and characters who have often gone unnoticed in the critical discourse—the bricks and mortar, as it were—and a work's grand design is a crucial aspect of Polk's scholarship.

Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition collects Polk's essays from the late-1970s to 2005. Featuring an introduction that places Faulkner and Welty at the center of the South's literary heritage, the volume asks useful, probing questions about southern literature and provides insightful analysis.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934110843
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition 3

How Shreve Gets in to Quentin's Pants 22

Faulkner in the Luxembourg Gardens 31

Testing Masculinity in the Snopes Trilogy 44

Reading Blood and History in Go Down, Moses 68

Faulkner and the Commies 82

War and Modernism in A Fable 95

Scar 106

Water, Wanderers, and Weddings: Going to Naples and to No Place 133

The Landscape of Alienation in "Old Mr. Marblehall" 163

Domestic Violence in "The Purple Hat," "Magic," and "The Doll" 176

The Ponderable Heart 186

Works Cited 199

Index 203

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