William Faulkner: Six Decades of Criticism

William Faulkner: Six Decades of Criticism

by Linda Wagner-Martin, Patrick A. Smith
     
 

Few twentieth-century writers are as revered as William Faulkner. This collection brings together the best literary criticism on Faulkner from the last six decades, detailing the imaginative and passionate responses to his still-controversial novels. By focusing on the criticism rather than the works, Linda Wagner-Martin shows the primary directions in

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Few twentieth-century writers are as revered as William Faulkner. This collection brings together the best literary criticism on Faulkner from the last six decades, detailing the imaginative and passionate responses to his still-controversial novels. By focusing on the criticism rather than the works, Linda Wagner-Martin shows the primary directions in Faulkner’s influence on critics, writers, and students of American literature today. This invaluable volume reveals the patterns of change in literary criticism over time, while exploring the various critical streams—language theory, feminism, deconstruction, and psychoanalysis—that have elevated Faulkner’s work to the highest rank of the American literary pantheon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870136122
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
421
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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