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William Faulkner is one of America's most highly regarded novelists. This volume of new critical essays examines The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, As I Lay Dying, Absalom, Absalom!, and other key works by this preminent writer of the twentieth century.
About the Author
Hometown:New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut
Date of Birth:July 11, 1930
Place of Birth:New York, New York
Education:B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955
Table of ContentsEditor's Note vii
Introduction Harold Bloom 1
The Wild Palms Irving Howe 7
History and the Sense of the Tragic Cleanth Brooks 15
The Hamlet Michael Millgate 39
The Self's Own Lamp David Minter 63
The Strange Career of Joe Christmas Eric J. Sundquist 89
The Signifying Abstraction: Reading "the Negro" in Absalom, Absalom! Thadious Davis 121
A Measure of Innocence: Sanctuary's Temple Drake Dianne Luce Cox 151
Erasing and Inventing Motherhood: The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying Deborah Clarke 171
Go Down, Moses and the Discourse of Environmentalism Judith Bryant Wittenberg 201
Interested Parties and Theorems to Prove: Narrative and Identity in Faulkner's Snopes Trilogy Owen Robinson 219
As I Lay Dying Jay Parini 235