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William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! (Casebooks in Criticism Series): A Casebook / Edition 1
     

William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! (Casebooks in Criticism Series): A Casebook / Edition 1

by Fred Hobson
 

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ISBN-10: 0195154789

ISBN-13: 9780195154788

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Absalom, Absalom! has long been seen as one of William Faulkner's supreme creations, as well as one of the leading American novels of the twentieth century. In this collection Fred Hobson has brought together eight of the most stimulating essays on Absalom, essays written over a thirty-year span which approach the novel both formally and historically. Here are

Overview

Absalom, Absalom! has long been seen as one of William Faulkner's supreme creations, as well as one of the leading American novels of the twentieth century. In this collection Fred Hobson has brought together eight of the most stimulating essays on Absalom, essays written over a thirty-year span which approach the novel both formally and historically. Here are critical responses by Cleanth Brooks, John Irwin, Thadious Davis, and Eric Sundquist, as well as four essays published in the last decade. The casebook concludes with Faulkner's own remarks on the novel, delivered in a discussion with students at the University of Virginia. What emerges from all the selections is a rich and suggestive treatment of a work which Faulkner himself called "the best novel yet written by an American" and a less biased critic has called "the greatest American novel of the century... joining Moby-Dick and Huckleberry Finn at the pinnacle of American fiction."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195154788
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Casebooks in Criticism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. History and the Sense of the Tragic, Cleanth Brooks
2. Repetition and Revenge, John Irwin
3. The Signifying Abstraction: Reading "The Negro" in Absalom, Absalom!, Thadious Davis
4. Absalom, Absalom! and the House Divided, Eric Sundquist
5. The Silencing of Rosa Coldfield, Minrose Gwin
6. Sutpen's Design, Dirk Kuyk, Jr.
7. "The Direction of the Howling": Nationalism and the Color Line in Absalom, Absalom!, Barbara Ladd
8. Absalom, Absalom!, Haiti and Labor History: Reading Unreadable Revolution: Richard Godden
9. Remarks on Absalom, Absalom!, William Faulkner
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