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William Faulkner: First Encounters
     

William Faulkner: First Encounters

by Cleanth Brooks
 

In this clear-sighted and enjoyable book, Cleanth Brooks, acknowledged to be "the best critic of our best novelist," introduces the general reader to Faulkner's most important novels and stories: The Sound and the Fury; As I lay Dying; The Hamlet; Go Down, Moses; Light in August; and Absalom, Absalom!  Brooks focuses on theme,

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In this clear-sighted and enjoyable book, Cleanth Brooks, acknowledged to be "the best critic of our best novelist," introduces the general reader to Faulkner's most important novels and stories: The Sound and the Fury; As I lay Dying; The Hamlet; Go Down, Moses; Light in August; and Absalom, Absalom!  Brooks focuses on theme, character, and plot as well as on Faulkner's world—the fictional Yoknapatawpha County that provides a unique setting for Faulkner's tragicomic vision. 

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THough it is intended for the general reader, Professor Brookes' insights... should be of interest to scholars as well. Written with a clarity and almost lapidary style which has distinguished so much of Brookes' work over the years.
— Lynne Andrews, Times Herald Education Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300033991
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/10/1985
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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