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Gray, Richard

The Life of William Faulkner

A Critical Biography

€ 63.75

In this major reassessment, now available in paperback, Richard Gray uses and develops recent theories about the relationship between writing and historical experience, language and social change, to draw a brilliantly detailed portrait of the place and times Faulkner inhabited.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Illustrations.

Preface.

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.

Chronology.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
484 pagina's
Januari 1996
720 gram
230 x 157 x 29 mm
Wiley-Blackwell us

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