Reading Faulkner

Reading Faulkner

It is written in a style that compared to the rest of Faulkner is straightforward , clear , without long , wrap - around ... So the reader I was went along without misgiving , wondering I suppose why I was reading a story about a woman ...

Author: Richard Marius

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 157233603X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Reading Faulkner: Introductions to the First Thirteen Novels is a collection of lectures by Harvard University professor and nationally known novelist and biographer Richard Marius. Marius had been charged with the task of teaching an introductory course on Faulkner to undergraduates in 1996 and 1997. Combining his love of Faulkner's writing with his own experiences as an author and teacher, Marius produced a series of delightful lectures-which stand on their own as sparkling, well-rounded essays-that help beginning students in understanding the sometimes difficult work of this celebrated literary master. An expository treatment of Faulkner's major works, Reading Faulkner comprises essays that are arranged in roughly chronological order, corresponding to Faulkner's development as a writer. In a way sure to captivate the imagination of a new reader of Faulkner, Marius explicates themes in Faulkner's work, and he sheds light on the larger social history that marked Faulkner's literary production. In addition, Marius is a southerner who grew up a couple of generations after Faulkner and, like Faulkner, turned his own world into the setting for his fiction. This unique perspective, combined with Marius's thorough readings of the novels, grounded in basic Faulkner criticism, provides an engaging and accessible self-guided tour through Faulkner's career. Reading Faulkner is perfect for students from high school through the undergraduate level and will be enjoyed by general readers as well. Richard Marius (1933-1999) taught at the University of Tennessee before heading Harvard's expository writing program from 1978 to 1998. He was the author of Thomas More, Martin Luther: The Christian between God and Death, and four novels about his native East Tennessee. Nancy Grisham Anderson is an associate professor of English at Auburn University, Montgomery. She is the author of The Writer's Audience: A Reader for Composition and the editor of They Call Me Kay: A Courtship in Letters, and Wrestling with God: The Meditations of Richard Marius. She was a longtime friend of Richard Marius.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading Faulkner

Reading Faulkner

On numerous occasions before and after the inception of this series, we spent hours with each other and with other Faulkner scholars reading the novels aloud, pausing to parse out a difficult passage, to look up a word we didn't ...

Author: Hugh Ruppersburg

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780878057320

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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Explaining the world of William Faulkner's Light in August is the primary goal of this glossary. Like other books in this series, it explains, identifies, and comments on many elements that a reader may find unfamiliar or difficult. These include the basic features of Faulkner's fictional town of Jefferson and Yoknapatawpha County, colloquialisms, dialects, folk customs and sayings, farm implements, biblical verses, and geographic and demographic details. Written especially for puzzled readers, teachers of Faulkner, graduate students, and interpretive scholars, the Reading Faulkner books offer terms and explications that reveal the richly cultural world in Faulkner's major works. Page references throughout are keyed to the definitive editions of Faulkner published by Library of America and to the Vintage editions prepared from the Library of America tapes. Hugh M. Ruppersburg, head of the English department at the University of Georgia, is the author of Voice and Eye in Faulkner Fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading Faulkner Collected Stories

Reading Faulkner  Collected Stories

http : // subtle.html Towner , Theresa M. Faulkner on the Color Line : The Later Novels . Jackson : University Press of Mississippi , 2000 . “ ' How Can a Black Man Ask ' : Race and Self - Representation in ...


Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604737247



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Reading William Faulkner Go Down Moses Big Woods

Reading William Faulkner  Go Down  Moses   Big Woods

As with all high Modernists there can be no substitute for the experience of reading Faulkner—which typically includes an initial bafflement at unfamiliarity and a need to re-read. But it is possible to analyse the unfamiliarities in ...

Author: John Lennard

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 9781847601988

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 105

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Faulkner is notoriously a 'difficult' writer to study, especially for first-time readers. This Literature Insight begins with three chapters clearly setting out the important facts of his life, mapping the people and history of his recurrent fictional setting, Yoknapatawpha County, and analysing the oddities and problems of his prose style. Later chapters turn directly to his great novel 'Go Down, Moses' and his later collection 'Big Woods', dealing in detail with each story and the intertexts and showing how they connect and add up to something much more than loose collections. Readers new to Faulkner will find it a very helpful introduction to his world, and those already familiar with him a valuable resource.
Categories: Literary Criticism

William Faulkner in Context

William Faulkner in Context

Except for early short stories tailored for popular magazine audiences, reading Faulkner requires nearly all of the generally adopted protocols of ... That might be the reason Faulkner's novels never had much luck in Nafisi's syllabi.

Author: John T. Matthews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107050372

Category: History

Page: 330

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William Faulkner in Context explores the environment that conditioned Faulkner's creative work and offers readers a framework in which to better understand this challenging writer.
Categories: History

Reading and Interpreting the Works of William Faulkner

Reading and Interpreting the Works of William Faulkner

Faulkner scholar Edmond Volpe says, “In comparison with novels written in more traditional form, a Faulkner novel places a considerable burden on the reader ... Faulkner's techniques may sometimes exasperate, but they are effective in ...

Author: Debra Mcarthur

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766073548

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Living in the southern United States during the civil rights movement, William Faulkner’s work is fraught with depictions of life in the changing South. Through the interpretation of key details of his life, as well as direct quotations and analysis of his word choice and themes, readers will learn how to examine and comprehend Faulkner’s writing for themselves.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Faulkner s Artistic Vision

Faulkner s Artistic Vision

On Horace , Popeye , Clarence , and laws , see Arnold and Trouard , Reading Faulkner : " Sanctuary , " 94 , 147 , 205 , 234 ; Duvall , Marginal Couple , 74 ; and Polk , Children , 59 . 51. On Gowan and hair - oil , see Arnold and ...

Author: Ryūichi Yamaguchi

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838640141

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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Although William Faulkner's imagination is often considered solely tragic, it actually blended what Faulkner himself called the bizarre and the terrible. Not only did Faulkner's vision encompass both comedy and tragedy; it perceived a latent humor in tragedy and vice versa. As a result, Faulkner's fiction is seldom simply comic or simply tragic. Faulkner's comedy incorporates tragedy and despair, and the humor in his novels may serve as well to intensify as to relieve a tragic or horrific effect. This study examines Faulkner's first nine novels, from Soldiers' Pay to Absalom, Absalom!, showing how humor is used to express theme: how it appears in the action, characters, and discourse of each novel; and how it contributes to the overall effect of each novel. In each case, even in the most pained and angry novels, Faulkner's practice of humor expresses his view that humor is an inseparable element of human experience. Ryuichi Yamaguchi is Professor of English and American literature at the Aichi University in Japan.
Categories: Literary Criticism

William Faulkner

William Faulkner

The 'Reading Faulkner' series, published by the University Press of Mississippi (Jackson). Titles include: Reading Faulkner: 'Light in August' (ed. Hugh Ruppersburg, 1994). Reading Faulkner: 'The Unvanquished' (eds.

Author: D. Rampton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230581975

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

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Despite all the studies devoted to William Faulkner, he continues to be variously perceived. Focussing on his fiction, this study of Faulkner's multifaceted literary life explores the distinctive blend of continuity and innvoation that characterizes his novels and looks at the extensive and varied reactions they have elicited.
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A William Faulkner Encyclopedia

A William Faulkner Encyclopedia

This third novel is of great literary value and reaches a broader spectrum of readers . The works of Antonio Munoz ... We all read Faulkner , we considered him great — and he is — and as a certain identity of cultural sophistication .

Author: Robert W. Hamblin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313298513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 490

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In a distillation of the extensive research on William Faulkner and his work, Hamblin and Peek's book is an authoritative guide to the author's life, literature, and legacy. Arranged alphabetically, the entries in this reference discuss Faulkner's works and major characters and themes, as well as the literary and cultural contexts in which his texts were conceived, written, and published. There are also entries for relatives, friends, and other persons important to Faulkner's biography; historical events, persons, and places; social and cultural developments; and literary and philosophical terms and movements. Entries are written by expert contributors and most provide bibliographic information for further study. The volume closes with a bibliography and detailed index.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Faulkner at 100

Faulkner at 100

And we've done so precisely because that conversation is as much about ourselves as readers of Faulkner and about the politics and pleasures of reading Faulkner as it is about the work and multiple personae of the master himself.

Author: Donald M. Kartiganer

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604730296

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

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Essays in centennial celebration of William Faulkner and his achievement With essays and commentaries by André Bleikasten, Joseph Blotner, Larry Brown, Thadious M. Davis, Susan V. Donaldson, Doreen Fowler, The Reverend Duncan M. Gray, Jr., Minrose C. Gwin, Robert W. Hamblin, W. Kenneth Holditch, Lothar Hönnighausen, Richard Howorth, John T. Irwin, Donald M. Kartiganer, Robert C. Khayat, Arthur F. Kinney, Thomas L. McHaney, John T. Matthews, Michael Millgate, David Minter, Richard C. Moreland, Gail Mortimer, Albert Murray, Noel Polk, Carolyn Porter, Hans H. Skei, Judith L. Sensibar, Warwick Wadlington, Philip M. Weinstein, Judith Bryant Wittenberg, and Karl F. Zender William Faulkner was born September 25, 1897. In honor of his centenary the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference of 1997 brought together twenty-five of the most important Faulkner scholars to examine the achievement of this writer generally regarded as the finest American novelist of the twentieth century. The panel discussions and essays that make up Faulkner at 100: Retrospect and Prospect provide a comprehensive account of the man and his work, including discussions of his life, the shape of his career, and his place in American literature, as well as fresh readings of such novels as The Sound and the Fury, Sanctuary, Absalom, Absalom!, If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem, and Go Down, Moses. Spanning the full range of critical approaches, the essays address such issues as Faulkner's use of African American dialect as a form of both appropriation and repudiation, his frequent emphasis on the strength of heterosexual desire over actual possession, the significance of his incessant role-playing, and the surprising scope of his reading. Of special interest are the views of Albert Murray, the African American novelist and cultural critic. He tells of reading Faulkner in the 1930s while a student at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. What emerges from this commemorative volume is a plural Faulkner, a writer of different value and meaning to different readers, a writer still challenging readers to accommodate their highly varied approaches to what André Bleikasten calls Faulkner's abiding "singularity." At the University of Mississippi Donald M. Kartiganer fills the William Howry Chair in Faulkner Studies in the department of English and Ann J. Abadie is associate director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism