Brooks shows that Faulkner's strong attachment to his region, with its rich particularity and deep sense of community, gave him a special vantage point from which to view the modern world.Books's consideration of such novels as Light in ...
Author: Cleanth Brooks
Publisher: LSU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Hailed by critics and scholars as the most valuable study of Faulkner's fiction, Cleanth Brooks's William Faulkner: The Yoknapatawpha Country explores the Mississippi writer's fictional county and the commanding role it played in so much of his work. Brooks shows that Faulkner's strong attachment to his region, with its rich particularity and deep sense of community, gave him a special vantage point from which to view the modern world.Books's consideration of such novels as Light in August, The Unvanquished, As I Lay Dying, and Intruder in the Dust shows the ways in which Faulkner used Yoknapatawpha County to examine the characteristic themes of the twentieth century. Contending that a complete understanding of Faulkner's writing cannot be had without a thorough grasp of fictional detail, Brooks gives careful attention to "what happens: In the Yoknapatawpha novels. He also includes useful genealogies of Faulkner's fictional clans and a character index.
Attempts to interpret William Faulkner's fictional Yoknapatawpha County as an entity with symbolic geographical meaning are varied. They range from that of the student in a freshman English class, who, upon encountering Faulkner for the ...
Author: Charles Shelton Aiken
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Category: Social Science
Charles S. Aiken, a native of Mississippi who was born a few miles from Oxford, has been thinking and writing about the geography of Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County for more than thirty years. William Faulkner and the Southern Landscape is the culmination of that long-term scholarly project. It is a fresh approach to a much-studied writer and a provocative meditation on the relationship between literary imagination and place. Four main geographical questions shape Aiken's journey to the family seat of the Compsons and the Snopeses. What patterns and techniques did Faulkner use--consciously or subconsciously--to convert the real geography of Lafayette County into a fictional space? Did Faulkner intend Yoknapatawpha to serve as a microcosm of the American South? In what ways does the historical geography of Faulkner's birthplace correspond to that of the fictional world he created? Finally, what geographic legacy has Faulkner left us through the fourteen novels he set in Yoknapatawpha? With an approach, methodology, and sources primarily derived from historical geography, Aiken takes the reader on a tour of Faulkner's real and imagined worlds. The result is an informed reading of Faulkner's life and work and a refined understanding of the relation of literary worlds to the real places that inspire them.
Tracing the writer's creative handling of his sources, this book examines Faulkner's unique combination of fact and fiction, of reality and imagination.
Author: Gabriele Gutting
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Category: Faulkner, William
In his Yoknapatawpha fiction, William Faulkner takes his readers to a literary microcosm which is characterized by an inseparable interconnectedness of space, time, and man. As he probes into the layers of Southern space and history, Faulkner selects and arranges the geographical and historical idiosyncracies of his Southern environment, unifying them by his artistic imagination to create a web of spatio-temporal images. Tracing the writer's creative handling of his sources, this book examines Faulkner's unique combination of fact and fiction, of reality and imagination. It makes transparent the process by which Faulkner applies his individual experience of place and heritage to design a narrative world in which space and time are equal-ranking determinants of human reality.
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Author: Robert W. Hamblin (ed)
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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Author: Anna Priddy
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: American literature
William Faulkner is one of America's most highly regarded novelists. This title reveals his timeless novels and short stories, including The Sound and the Fury; Light in August; Go Down, Moses; As I Lay Dying; 'Absalom, Absalom ; Barn Burning; The Bear; and, A Rose for Emily.