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Faulkner Overview: Six Perspectives (National university publications) by Victor Strandberg




The Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner by Philip M. Weinstein

This collection of essays explores Faulkner's widespread cultural import. Drawing on a wide range of cultural theory and writing in accessible English, ten major Faulkner scholars examine the enduring whole of Faulkner's work and bring into focus the broader cultural contexts that lent resonance to his work. The collection will be particularly useful to the student seeking a critical introduction to Faulkner, while also serving the dedicated scholar interested in recent trends in Faulkner criticism.


A Reader's Guide to William Faulkner: The Novels by Edmond Loris Volpe

Both clear and scholarly, this book provides an introduction to William Faulkner, his style, techniques and themes, and it offers a detailed, illuminating analysis of the nineteen novels. Faulkner is a difficult artist. A cooperative reading of his novels can enhance the pleasure that his art affords and deepen appreciation of it. The author's aim is to reveal the greatness of Faulkner's art and the scope and profundity of his personal vision of life. The Guide is divided into three sections. The first describes the dominant patterns in the fiction, by isolating Faulkner's major themes and by analyzing his narrative techniques and style...  

William Faulkner, Critical Collection: A Guide to Critical Studies With Statements by Faulkner and Evaluative Essays on His Works (Gale Author Handbook, 2) by Leland H. Cox (Editor)




Reading Faulkner's Best Short Stories (Literary Criticism) by Hans H. Skei, William Short Stories Faulkner







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Critical Essays on William Faulkner: The Sartoris Family (Critical Essays on American Literature)

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William Faulkner Criticism: "Precarious Angles" : Topographical And Narrative Slants In Sanctuary" by Florence Cesari-Stricker - When reading Faulkner we often feel ourselves sinking irremediably, plumbing the depths as we are helplessly drawn into the twists and turns of a spiral. In Sanctuary, however, two tracks seem to lie before us : the direct route, along straight lines, or a route of bends and curves, to explore the topographical and textual terrain at various slants. Even so, we are bound to remain on slippery grounds while balance cannot but be precarious...Read More

William Faulkner Criticism: Prohibition in William Faulkner's Sanctuary : Motif and Metaphor - The circumstances of the writing of Sanctuary, and the notorious and seemingly misleading introduction that Faulkner wrote for the 1932 Modern Library issue of the novel, stating that it was "a cheap idea, because it was deliberately conceived to make money," and that he consequently "speculated what a person in Mississippi would believe to be current trends" and "invented the most horrific tale [he] could imagine,"(321-23) concluding however that he wanted to make out of this new trend in fiction "something which would not shame The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying too much" (324), the two novels closest to being his "heart's darling [s]" - all of this is now so well-known that it hardly seems...Read More

"So I, Who Had Never Had a War" by Donald M. Kartiganer - I want to begin with a few quotations, the connections among which will, I hope, become clear. The first is from Mallarme, in the version in which Faulkner probably read him, namely the English translation of Arthur Symons, whose highly influential The Symbolist Movement Faulkner very likely read during his long tutorial with Phil Stone, which extended roughly from 1914 to 1927. Symons writes: "Remember [Mallarme's] principle: that to name is to destroy, to suggest is to create"; he goes on to quote the famous sentence in which Mallarme insists......Read More

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