Description - William Faulkner by John T. Matthews
This succinct, yet comprehensive account of William Faulkner's literary career, novels, and key short stories offers an imaginative topography of his efforts to reckon with his Southern past, to acknowledge its modernization, and to develop his own modernist method. * Provides a brief but comprehensive account of Faulkner's literary career, through discussion of his novels and key short stories * Offers an imaginative topography of Faulkner's efforts to reckon with his Southern past, to acknowledge its modernization, and to develop his own modernist method * Draws on various specialized critical approaches including psychoanalytic, post-structuralist, feminist, and post-colonial theory * Provides a coherent interpretation of the author's career, emphasizing Faulkner's receptivity to change, not just his critical resistance to it * Places Faulkner's art in context while concentrating on textual detail, technique, and thematic preoccupations across his career
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(244mm x 168mm x 23mm)
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Author Biography - John T. Matthews
John T. Matthews is Professor of English at Boston University. Author of The Play of Faulkner's Language (1982) and "The Sound and the Fury": Faulkner and the Lost Cause (1991), Matthews has also written numerous articles on Faulkner. He was the 2006 recipient of Boston University Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching.