Marking Time with Faulkner: A Study of the Symbolic Importance of the Mark and of Related Actions

Marking Time with Faulkner: A Study of the Symbolic Importance of the Mark and of Related Actions

by Margaret Harrell
     
 

A good introduction to Faulkner, this book of literary criticiam follows motifs of recurring actions, such as - unlikely as it sounds - "moving, burning, squatting, eating and ultimately marking." That is, how Faulkner uses imagistic language to leave "milestones" and "deathless footnotes." Through a close look at the recurring language, the author detects clusters…  See more details below

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A good introduction to Faulkner, this book of literary criticiam follows motifs of recurring actions, such as - unlikely as it sounds - "moving, burning, squatting, eating and ultimately marking." That is, how Faulkner uses imagistic language to leave "milestones" and "deathless footnotes." Through a close look at the recurring language, the author detects clusters that reveal style, message, and how a symbol evolves.

Some of the chapter titles are "Thematics," "Movement," "Marks," "Malevolence," and "Impermanence." Suffuse with lively quotations from the books, the language is easily accessible yet closely researched. It has been recommended reading in university classes in Romania.

Editorial Reviews

back cover - Mircea Ivanescu
"Margaret Harrell makes us see and feel what it would be like to be Faulkner. [She] wisely imitated the Master, not trying to write about why Faulkner was who he was but how he did it...a slender but brilliantly intelligent book."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149620791
Publisher:
Saeculum University Press
Publication date:
11/02/1999
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
189
File size:
429 KB

Meet the Author

"Marking Time with Faulkner" started life as a Columbia University Master's thesis under the supervision of poet/critic Dr. John Unterecker (author of "Voyager: A Life of Hart Crane"). It was later expanded into this book. See also Harrell's "Love in Transition" series and "Keep This Quiet!" memoir series.

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