William Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying: Essays * Articles * Reviews

William Faulkner: The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying: Essays * Articles * Reviews

by Nicolas Tredell
     
 

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This Guide explores the wealth of critical material generated by these two exceptional works of modernist fiction. From the initially mixed critical responses to the novels in the early 1930s, the Guide follows the enormous growth of interest in Faulkner's work across six decades. New writings shaped by a range of critical theories are discussed,

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This Guide explores the wealth of critical material generated by these two exceptional works of modernist fiction. From the initially mixed critical responses to the novels in the early 1930s, the Guide follows the enormous growth of interest in Faulkner's work across six decades. New writings shaped by a range of critical theories are discussed, offering the reader a clear view of the place now given to one of America's most innovative and influential novelists.

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In five essays heavy with excerpts, Tredell traces the critical reception of the 1929 and 1930 novels by southern US writer Faulkner, widely considered to be among his most powerful. The chronological essays cover trying to say 1929-49; taming the furies in the 1950s and 1960s; sounding the depths in the 1970s; division, death, and desire in the 1980s; and mothers, signifying monkeys, and significant eyes in the 1990s. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231121897
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
12/20/2000
Series:
Columbia Critical Guides Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Nicolas Tredell teaches at the University of Sussex.

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