A William Faulkner Encyclopedia by Robert W. Hamblin, Charles Peek

By Robert W. Hamblin, Charles Peek

Sometimes known as the yank Shakespeare, William Faulkner is understood for offering poignant and exact renderings of the human , making a international of colourful characters in his fictional Yoknapatawpha County, and writing in a method that's either exact and critical. notwithstanding he's referred to as a Southern author, his attraction transcends local or even nationwide obstacles. seeing that successful the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950, he has been the topic of greater than 5,000 scholarly books and articles. educational curiosity in his profession has been matched via renowned acclaim, with a few of his works tailored for the cinema. This reference is an authoritative consultant to Faulkner's existence, literature, and legacy.

The encyclopedia comprises approximately 500 alphabetically prepared entries for issues concerning Faulkner and his international. integrated are entries for his works and significant characters and topics, in addition to the literary and cultural contexts within which his texts have been conceived, written, and released. There also are entries for relations, neighbors, and different folks very important to Faulkner's biography; ancient occasions, folks, and areas; social and cultural advancements; and literary and philosophical phrases and routine. The entries are written through professional individuals who carry a large diversity of views and adventure to their research of his paintings. Entries as a rule finish with feedback for extra interpreting, and the quantity closes with a bibliography and certain index.

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But Wadlington is more concerned with the secret stories of class discontent in a world where ‘‘just about everything . . seems to be swappable’’ (Stories 83). In a similar vein, Matthews addresses commodification and how ‘‘money silently constitutes and openly mediates the family in the agricultural South’’ (‘‘Machine Age’’ 76). ’’ Patrick O’Donnell, criticizing those who apply the ‘‘Family Romance’’ construct to As I Lay Dying and at the same time taking seriously Faulkner’s own remark that Anse’s troubles began with the building of the road (1974 FAB 635), explores how the novel deals with the role of the state, arguing for a paradoxical dependence between ‘‘the nomadic and authoritarian’’ (93).

Duke University Press, 1990. 243–265. , ed. Critical Essays on William Faulkner: The McCaslin Family. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1990. MacKethan, Lucinda H. ’’ Unflinching Gaze: Morrison and Faulkner Re-Envisioned. Ed. Carol A. Kolmerten, Stephen M. Ross, and Judith Bryant Wittenberg. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1997. 99–114. Pinsker, Sanford. ’ ’’ Topic 23 (1972): 35–51. Utley, Francis Lee, Lynn Z. Bloom, and Arthur F. Kinney, eds. ’’ New York: Random House, 1964. Zender, Karl. ’ ’’ Faulkner Studies 1 (1980): 91–99.

Charles A. Peek AUTOMOBILE. During the 1966 Yoknapatawpha Conference at the University of Mississippi, a physician who had ridden to school in a carpool with Jill Faulkner reminisced about the Faulkners’ automobile during the 1940s. It was a Ford phaeton so old its glass windows were missing and its floorboards admitted views of the streets passing beneath. Mr. Bill, the speaker claimed, never 24 AUTOMOBILE got it out of second gear. Such neglect of his own automobile and perhaps of driving itself seems perfectly appropriate for a writer who treated automobiles with deep suspicion and neglect.

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