New PDF release: A William Faulkner Encyclopedia

By Robert W. Hamblin, Charles Peek

ISBN-10: 0313298513

ISBN-13: 9780313298516

Sometimes referred to as the yankee 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 mode that's either detailed and significant. even though he's referred to as a Southern author, his allure transcends local or even nationwide limitations. due to the fact 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 occupation has been matched through renowned acclaim, with a few of his works tailored for the cinema. This reference is an authoritative advisor to Faulkner's lifestyles, literature, and legacy.

The encyclopedia comprises approximately 500 alphabetically prepared entries for themes on the topic of Faulkner and his global. incorporated are entries for his works and significant characters and issues, 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; historic occasions, people, and locations; social and cultural advancements; and literary and philosophical phrases and events. The entries are written via professional participants who deliver a huge variety of views and adventure to their research of his paintings. Entries ordinarily finish with feedback for additional examining, and the amount closes with a bibliography and designated index.

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Stephen Hahn and Arthur F. Kinney. New York: MLA, 1996. 68–72. Charles A. Peek ‘‘L’APRES-MIDI D’UN FAUNE,’’ Faulkner’s first published literary work, which appeared in the August 6, 1919 issue of the New Republic, is an adaptation of the pastoral poem L’Apre`s-midi d’un Faune (1876) by Ste´ phane Mallarme´ , leading theorist and poet of the French Symbolist movement. Faulkner’s poem utilizes faun/nymph imagery to describe the unfulfilled longing of the narrator for his beloved. Thus the poem introduces a theme that would become a near-constant in all of Faulkner’s subsequent work: the thwarted quest for a romanticized ideal.

Although Anderson tried to avoid him, Faulkner insisted on confronting the older writer, and something of a reconciliation occurred. In his final evaluation of the man, the essay ‘‘A Note on Sherwood Anderson,’’ Faulkner acknowledges Anderson’s faults but also praises him as an author of purity and integrity. Elsewhere, he describes his mentor as the father of Faulkner’s own literary generation (FIU 281). FURTHER READING Faulkner, William. ’’ Essays, Speeches & Public Letters by William Faulkner, ed.

Evidence at the scene suggests that Emily had, on occasion, slept with the corpse. Some critics have suggested that Homer, a Northerner, may provide an occasion for an ironic triumph of the South in Miss Emily’s successful commission of his murder. Others have found in Homer’s strong masculine presence and whip-wielding skills an interesting resemblance to Emily’s domineering father, who kept any potential suitor at a distance. They see Emily’s crime as a second attempt to keep a father-figure from deserting her.

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