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William Faulkner in Context

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Philip Weinstein, Robert Jackson, Matthew Pratt Guterl, Valérie Loichot, Keith Cartwright, Taylor Hagood, James D. Bloom, Charles Hannon, Richard Godden, Kristin Fujie, John T. Matthews, Leigh Anne Duck, Harilaos Stecopoulos, Catherine Gunther Kodat, Peter Schmidt, Jacques Pothier, Sarah Gleeson-White, Barbara Ladd, Lisa Hinrichsen, David M. Earle, Jay Watson, Michael Kreyling, Emron Esplin, Takako Tanaka, Hosam Aboul-Ela, Ikuko Fujihira
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  • Date Published: January 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107050372

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  • 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.

    • Presents a wide range of contexts that conditioned Faulkner's subject matter, choice of fictional genre, and reception
    • Offers short essays that give readers concise information and also illustrate relevance to the fiction through practical interpretations
    • Volume includes a roster of highly recognised authorities
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    • Date Published: January 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107050372
    • length: 330 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 155 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Editor

    John T. Matthews, Boston University
    John T. Matthews is Professor of English at Boston University. His previous books include The Play of Faulkner's Language, 'The Sound and the Fury': Faulkner and the Lost Cause, and William Faulkner: Seeing Through the South. Matthews's articles on Faulkner and southern literature have appeared in such journals as Texas Studies in Language and Literature, American Literature, American Literary History, and Philological Quarterly.

    Contributors

    Philip Weinstein, Robert Jackson, Matthew Pratt Guterl, Valérie Loichot, Keith Cartwright, Taylor Hagood, James D. Bloom, Charles Hannon, Richard Godden, Kristin Fujie, John T. Matthews, Leigh Anne Duck, Harilaos Stecopoulos, Catherine Gunther Kodat, Peter Schmidt, Jacques Pothier, Sarah Gleeson-White, Barbara Ladd, Lisa Hinrichsen, David M. Earle, Jay Watson, Michael Kreyling, Emron Esplin, Takako Tanaka, Hosam Aboul-Ela, Ikuko Fujihira

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