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The New Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner

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Julian Murphet, Peter Lurie, Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman, Patricia E. Chu, Susan Scott Parrish, Greg Forter, Jaime Harker, Melanie Benson Taylor, Martyn Bone, Benjamin Widiss, Hugues Azerad, Ramón Saldívar, Sylvan Goldberg, Randy Boyagoda
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  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107689565

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  • The New Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner offers contemporary readers a sample of innovative approaches to interpreting and appreciating William Faulkner, who continues to inspire passionate readership worldwide. The essays here address a variety of topics in Faulkner’s fiction, such as its reflection of the concurrent emergence of cinema, social inequality and rights movements, modern ways of imagining sexual identity and behavior, the South’s history as a plantation economy and society, and the persistent effects of traumatic cultural and personal experience. This new Companion provides an introduction to the fresh ways Faulkner is being read in the twenty-first century, and bears witness to his continued importance as an American and world writer.

    • Devotes much attention to the exceptionally abundant facets of Faulkner's fiction
    • Features essays that employ current methods that are proving most illuminating to Faulkner's writing today, with practical interpretations to illustrate
    • Has a roster of contributors combining highly recognized authorities as well as powerful fresh voices
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    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107689565
    • length: 258 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. New media ecology Julian Murphet
    2. History's dark markings: Faulkner and film's racial representation Peter Lurie
    3. 'What moves at the margin': William Faulkner and race Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman
    4. Faulkner and biopolitics Patricia E. Chu
    5. As I Lay Dying and the modern aesthetics of ecological crisis Susan Scott Parrish
    6. Faulkner and trauma: on Sanctuary's originality Greg Forter
    7. Queer Faulkner: whores, queers, and the transgressive south Jaime Harker
    8. Faulkner and southern studies Melanie Benson Taylor
    9. The Faulkner factor: influence and intertextuality in south fiction since 1965 Martyn Bone
    10. They endured: the Faulknerian novel and post-45 American fiction Benjamin Widiss
    11. A new region of the world: Faulkner, Glissant, and the Caribbean Hugues Azérad
    12. The Faulknerian anthropocene: scales of time and history in The Wild Palms and Go Down, Moses Ramón Saldívar and Sylvan Goldberg
    13. Reading Faulkner in and beyond postcolonial studies: 'There is nowhere for us to go now but east' Randy Boyagoda.

  • 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

    Julian Murphet, Peter Lurie, Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman, Patricia E. Chu, Susan Scott Parrish, Greg Forter, Jaime Harker, Melanie Benson Taylor, Martyn Bone, Benjamin Widiss, Hugues Azerad, Ramón Saldívar, Sylvan Goldberg, Randy Boyagoda

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