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Description - William Faulkner's "Absalom, Absalom!" by Fred Hobson

Absalom, Absalom! has long been seen as one of William Faulkner's supreme creations, as well as one of the leading American novels of the twentieth century. In this collection Fred Hobson has brought together eight of the most stimulating essays on Absalom, essays written over a thirty-year span which approach the novel both formally and historically. Here are critical responses by Cleanth Brooks, John Irwin, Thadious Davis, and Eric Sundquist, as well as four essays published in the last decade. The casebook concludes with Faulkner's own remarks on the novel, delivered in a discussion with students at the University of Virginia. What emerges from all the selections is a rich and suggestive treatment of a work which Faulkner himself called "the best novel yet written by an American" and a less biased critic has called "the greatest American novel of the century...joining Moby-Dick and Huckleberry Finn at the pinnacle of American fiction.".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195154788
ISBN-10: 0195154789
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 139mm x 19mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Fred Hobson

Fred Hobson is Professor of English and Lineberger Professor of Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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