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William Faulkner in Context (Literature in Context)

William Faulkner in Context (Literature in Context)

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Cambridge University Press, 1/15/2015
EAN 9781107050372, ISBN10: 1107050375

Hardcover, 330 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

William Faulkner in Context explores the environment that conditioned Faulkner's creative work. This book provides a broad and authoritative framework that will help readers to better understand this widely read yet challenging writer. Each essay offers a critical assessment of Faulkner's work as it relates to such topics as genre, reception, and the significance of place. Although Faulkner dwelt in his native Mississippi throughout his life, his visits to cities like New Orleans, Paris, and Los Angeles profoundly shaped his early career. Inextricable from the dramatic upheavals of the twentieth century, Faulkner's writing was deeply affected by the Great War, the Great Depression, World War II, and the civil rights movement. In this volume, a host of renowned scholars shed light on this enigmatic writer and render him accessible to students and researchers alike.

1. 'Born there'
Faulkner, Oxford, and Lafayette County Philip Weinstein
2. Primeval, goddam, and beyond
on Mississippi Robert Jackson
3. A gulf society Matthew Pratt Guterl
4. William Faulkner's Caribbean poetics Valérie Loichot
5. What was Africa to Faulkner? Keith Cartwright
6. Cosmopolitan culture
from New Orleans to Paris Taylor Hagood
7. The Hollywood challenge James D. Bloom
8. Topologies of discourse in Faulkner Charles Hannon
9. 'It' and 'ole' in 1930
the structural economy of Faulkner's complex words Richard Godden
10. Modern sexuality Kristin Fujie
11. The cage of gender John T. Matthews
12. The world of Jim Crow Leigh Anne Duck
13. South to the world
William Faulkner and the American century Harilaos Stecopoulos
14. Unsteady state
Faulkner and the Cold War Catherine Gunther Kodat
15. 'Truth so mazed'
Faulkner and US plantation fiction Peter Schmidt
16. Faulkner and the modernist novel Jacques Pothier
17. Faulkner goes to Hollywood Sarah Gleeson-White
18. Reading William Faulkner after the civil rights era Barbara Ladd
19. Writing past trauma
Faulkner and the Gothic Lisa Hinrichsen
20. Faulkner and the paperback trade David M. Earle
21. Writing after Faulkner
Faulkner and contemporary US fiction Jay Watson
22. Reading Faulkner
empathy, distance, and Tehran Michael Kreyling
23. Faulkner and Latin America
Latin America in Faulkner Emron Esplin
24. William Faulkner and Japan Takako Tanaka
25. Faulkner as/and the postcolonial writer Hosam Aboul-Ela
26. Translating Faulkner
can a translator be androgynous? Ikuko Fujihira.