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The Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner : Cambridge Companions to Literature - Philip M. Weinstein

The Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner

Cambridge Companions to Literature

By: Philip M. Weinstein (Editor)

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This collection of essays explores Faulkner's widespread cultural import. Drawing on a wide range of cultural theory and written in accessible English, ten major Faulkner scholars examine the enduring whole of Faulkner's oeuvre. Bringing into focus the broader cultural context which lent its resonance to his work, the collection will be particularly useful for the student seeking critical introduction to Faulkner, while also serving the dedicated scholar interested in recent trends in Faulkner criticism. Together these essays map Faulkner's contemporary meaning by exploring his relation to modernism and postmodernism, to twentieth-century mass culture, to European and Latin American fiction, to issues of gender difference, and, above all, to the conflicted scene of United States race relations. Neither assuming in advance his literary 'greatness' nor insisting that his canonical status be revoked, they instead pose the question: what is at stake today in reading Faulkner?

Introduction
The Texts in the World
Faulkner and modernism
Faulkner and postmodernism
Faulkner and the culture industry
Faulkner from a European perspective
Looking for a master plan: Faulkner, Paredes, and the colonial and postcolonial subject
The World in the Texts
Racial awareness and arrested development: The Sound and the Fury and The Great Migration (1915-1928)
Race in Light in August: word symbols and obverse reflections
Absalom, Absalom!: (Un)making the father
Conclusion: the stakes of reading Faulkner: discerning reading
Index
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ISBN: 9780521420631
ISBN-10: 0521420636
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 10th March 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.56