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Uses of the Past in the Novels of William Faulkner

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Originally selected by Blotner and Litz for their Faulkner series, this pathbreaking monograph contains a comprehensive and provocative discussion of Faulkner's historical vision. Drawing on the rich literature of historiography (including the writings of R. G. Collingwood and Herbert Butterfield), and on a wide-ranging body of scholarship on the historical novel (including discussions of Scott, Thackeray, and Conrad), Rollyson shrewdly probes Faulkner's dynamic and changing uses of the past. Also taking ...

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Overview

Originally selected by Blotner and Litz for their Faulkner series, this pathbreaking monograph contains a comprehensive and provocative discussion of Faulkner's historical vision. Drawing on the rich literature of historiography (including the writings of R. G. Collingwood and Herbert Butterfield), and on a wide-ranging body of scholarship on the historical novel (including discussions of Scott, Thackeray, and Conrad), Rollyson shrewdly probes Faulkner's dynamic and changing uses of the past. Also taking advantage of his own work as a biographer, Rollyson has updated, revised, and expanded his original book-extending his dialogue with recent Faulkner critics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595454747
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
The Presentation of the Past and of Historical Process as Legend and Fact in Flags in the Dust and The Unvanquished 27
The Recreation and Reinterpretation of the Past in Absalom, Absalom! 51
The Past as the Product of Historiography in Absalom, Absalom! 107
The Dramatization of the Past and of Historical Process in Go Down, Moses 145
Historical Research and the Evolution of History in Go Down, Moses 171
The Relationship Between Historical Fact and Historical Fiction in the Yoknapatawpha Novels 223
Conclusion 257
Bibliography 269
Index 285
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