Reading Faulkner (Hardback)
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Reading Faulkner (Hardback)

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Hardback 261 Pages / Published: 31/10/1989
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The general argument advanced by the Morrises in this ambitious work revolves around the idea that William Faulkner is deeply critical of the prevailing Southern myth and discourse; furthermore, that his narratives are an attempt to discover and amplify alternative voices within that dominant milieu. Those voices and the stories they tell are most often those of the unprivileged in race, class, and gender the black, the poor white, the woman, the neurotic, and so forth who act out the disintegration of Southern culture even as they may be said to hold it together in a communal act of mythmaking. This reading thus makes the case (a largely revisionary one) for Faulkner as a fully engaged "political "writer, a writer embroiled in the process of the subversion and dissolution not only of dominant Southern myth, but of dominant Southern reality as well. Structured in the way Faulkner imagined his entire fictional universe as a single narrative "Reading Faulkner" s incremental design results in a story that has much of the drive and force of Faulkner s story itself."

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299122201
Number of pages: 261
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 241 x 165 x 23 mm


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"Reading Faulkner is one of the most intersesting books on Faulkner to appear in the last decade or more. Its approach is fresh and inventive, its readings of the novels always revealing, and its general conception and contribution to our understanding of Faulkner superior."
Eric Sundquist, University of California Berkeley
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