Unflinching Gaze: Morrison and Faulkner Re-Envisioned / Edition 1

Unflinching Gaze: Morrison and Faulkner Re-Envisioned / Edition 1

by Carol A. Kolmerten
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878059563

ISBN-13: 9780878059560

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

The fifteen essays in this collection explore the resonant intertextual relationship between the fiction of William Faulkner and that of Toni Morrison. Although the two writers are separated by a generation as well as by differences of race, gender, and regional origin, this close critical examination of the creative dialogue between their oeuvres is both timely and

Overview

The fifteen essays in this collection explore the resonant intertextual relationship between the fiction of William Faulkner and that of Toni Morrison. Although the two writers are separated by a generation as well as by differences of race, gender, and regional origin, this close critical examination of the creative dialogue between their oeuvres is both timely and appropriate.

Toni Morrison's brilliant and powerful novels of the past two decades have accorded her a position in the front ranks of American writers, and like Faulkner before her, she has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. She has publicly acknowledged her artistic indebtedness to Faulkner on a number of occasions. But Morrison also resists the Faulknerian heritage in profound ways. This resistance is certainly, in part at least, the natural reluctance of any highly original artist to be regarded as the product of her predecessor's influence. This push-pull of Morrison's acceptance of and resistance to the Fa

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878059560
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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