The Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner [NOOK Book]

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This collection of essays explores Faulkner's widespread cultural import. Drawing on a wide range of cultural theory and written in accessible English, ten major Faulkner scholars examine the enduring whole of Faulkner's oeuvre. Bringing into focus the broader cultural context which lent its resonance to his work, the collection will be particularly useful for the student seeking critical introduction to Faulkner, while also serving the dedicated scholar interested in recent trends in Faulkner criticism. Together...
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The Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner

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Overview

This collection of essays explores Faulkner's widespread cultural import. Drawing on a wide range of cultural theory and written in accessible English, ten major Faulkner scholars examine the enduring whole of Faulkner's oeuvre. Bringing into focus the broader cultural context which lent its resonance to his work, the collection will be particularly useful for the student seeking critical introduction to Faulkner, while also serving the dedicated scholar interested in recent trends in Faulkner criticism. Together these essays map Faulkner's contemporary meaning by exploring his relation to modernism and postmodernism, to twentieth-century mass culture, to European and Latin American fiction, to issues of gender difference, and, above all, to the conflicted scene of United States race relations. Neither assuming in advance his literary 'greatness' nor insisting that his canonical status be revoked, they instead pose the question: what is at stake today in reading Faulkner?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781139815215
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/17/2012
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,163,364
  • File size: 393 KB

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Contributors
Chronology of William Faulkner's Life and Works
Abbreviations for Texts Cited
Introduction 1
1 Faulkner and Modernism 17
2 Faulkner and Postmodernism 31
3 Faulkner and the Culture Industry 51
4 Faulkner from a European Perspective 75
5 Looking for a Master plan: Fulkner, Paredes, and the Colonial and Postcolonial Subject 96
6 Racial Awareness and Arrested Development: The Sound and the Fury and the Great Migration (1915-1928) 123
7 Race in Light in August: Wordsymbols and Obverse Reflections 146
8 Absalom, Absalom!: (Un)Making the Father 168
Conclusion: The Stakes of Reading Faulkner - Discerning Reading 197
Works Cited 221
Index 231
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