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Robert W. Hamblin

Myself and the World

A Biography of William Faulkner

€ 25.24

`William Faulkner (1897-1962) once said of his novels and stories, `I am telling the same story over and over, which is myself and the world.` This concise and readable biography provides an overview of the life and career of the famous author, demonstrating the interrelationships of that life, centered in Oxford, Mississippi, with the characters and events of his fictional world. The book begins with a chapter on Faulkner`s most famous ancestor, W. C. Falkner, `the Old Colonel,` who greatly influenced both the content and the form of Faulkner`s fiction. The book then proceeds to examine the highlights of Faulkner`s biography, from his childhood to his youthful days as a fledgling poet, through his time in New Orleans, the creation of Yoknapatawpha, and the years of genius, on through his time in Hollywood, and his winning of the Nobel Prize. The book concludes with a description of his last years as revered author, cultural ambassador, and university writer-in-residence. In his Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech Faulkner spoke of `the agony and sweat of the human spirit` that goes into artistic creation. For Faulkner, that struggle was especially acute. Poor and neglected for much of his life, suffering from chronic depression and the disease of alcoholism, unhappy in his personal life--Faulkner overcame tremendous obstacles to achieve his success. One of the major themes of his novels and stories is endurance, and his biography exhibits that quality in abundance. Faulkner the man endured, and he ultimately prevailed. Not only his books, but also his life, can inspire others to do the same`-

Taal / Language : English

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176 pagina's
Januari 2016
417 gram
241 x 152 x 19 mm

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