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William Faulkner's Postcolonial South
     

William Faulkner's Postcolonial South

by Charles Baker
 
William Faulkner (1897-1962), like other authors of the Southern Renascence, believed the South to be a victim of post-Civil War, Northern imperialism. Through their writing, these authors offered a response that may be termed "postcolonial" and profitably compared to the writing of postcolonial authors worldwide. By consistently undercutting the myths of the South,

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William Faulkner (1897-1962), like other authors of the Southern Renascence, believed the South to be a victim of post-Civil War, Northern imperialism. Through their writing, these authors offered a response that may be termed "postcolonial" and profitably compared to the writing of postcolonial authors worldwide. By consistently undercutting the myths of the South, however, Faulkner goes beyond the nostalgic Confederate flag-waving of his contemporaries and suggests a path toward personal liberation.

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Explaining that like other authors of the Southern Renascence, Faulkner (1897-1962) believed the South to be a victim of northern imperialism after the Civil War, Baker (English, Indiana U. of Pennsylvania) places his writing into the larger and more recent genre of post-colonialism, and argues that he transcended the typical flag-waving nostalgia to suggest a path toward personal liberation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820444321
Publisher:
Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date:
03/15/2000
Series:
Modern American Literature Series: New Approaches , #23
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Author: Charles Baker is Assistant Professor of English at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his doctorate in literature and criticism. He has published several articles on William Faulkner and postcolonial literature and lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Lynore.

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