The Life of William Faulkner: A Critical Biography / Edition 1

The Life of William Faulkner: A Critical Biography / Edition 1

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The Life of William Faulkner: A Critical Biography / Edition 1

Arguably the greatest novelist yet to emerge from the United States, William Faulkner was a white Southerner creatively obsessed with problems of personal identity, social change, region, sexuality, race, and that elaborate circuitry of passion and power, the family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631203162
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/08/1996
Series: Wiley Blackwell Critical Biographies Series
Pages: 484
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents



1 Fictions of History: An Approach to Faulkner.

I. On Privacy: Faulkner and the Human Subject.

II. History as Autobiography: The World of Faulkner.

III. Autobiography as History: The Life of Faulkner.

2 Faulkner the Apprentice.

I. Trying Out Different Voices: The Early Prose and Poetry.

II. Of Loss and Longing: Soldier's Pay and Mosquitoes.

3 Rewriting the Homeplace.

I. Ancestor Worship, Patricide, and the Epic Past: Flags in the Dust and Sartoris.

II. Voices, Absence, and Cultural Autobiography: The Sound of the Fury.

III. A Southern Carnival: As I Lay Dying.

IX. And Woman Was Invented: Sanctuary.

4 Of Past and Present Conflicts.

I. Language, Power, and the Verbal Community: Light in August.

II. The Virile Pilot and the Seductions of the Aitr: Pylon.

III. History is What Hurts; Absalom, Absalom!.

IV. The Plantation Romance and the Madwoman in the Attic: The Unvanquished.

5 Public Faces and Private Places.

I. Now About These Women: The Wild Palms.

II. Let's Make A Deal: The Hamlet.

III. Things Fall Apart: Go Down, Moses.

IV. Watching the Detectives: Intruder in the Dust.

6 The Way Home.

I. Finished and Unfinished Business: Knight's Gambit and Requiem for a Nun.

II. Of Crowds, Control, and Courage: A Fable.

III. Distant Voice, Desperate Lives: The Towns.

IV. Then the Letting Go: The Mansion. Postscript: Back To Earth.

Poatscript: Back to Earth.

I The Romance of the Family: The Reivers.

II. 'I was Here' Faulkner Family Tree.

Faulkner Family Tress.

I The Faulkners.

II. Faulkner's Wife.

III. 'The Old Colonel's' Second Wife and Family.

IV. Faulkner's Mother.





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