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Caroline Barr's Origins: A Speculative Reconstruction

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the origins of Caroline Barr before she became part of the Faulkner household. It explains that there are different versions of Barr's origins and suggests that she may have ... More


Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Judith L. Sensibar

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book is about the making of the writer William Faulkner. It is the first to inquire into the three most important women in his life—his black and white mothers, Caroline Barr and Maud Falkner, ... More


Caroline Barr and Faulkner's Poetics: Go Down, Moses

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyzes William Faulkner's Go Down, Moses and “Mississippi,” which are his meditations and elegies for Caroline Barr who raised him. It examines the “The Fire and the Hearth” and ... More


Family Secrets: “Mississippi”

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines William Faulkner's “Mississippi,” his final elegy for Caroline Barr. It explains that this autobiographical essay is in confession mode and an expression of his forbidden and ... More


Negotiating the “Mammy” Tradition: Callie Barr as “Second Mother”

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines how William Faulkner negotiated with the image of Caroline Barr as mammy and second mother. It discusses the stories of Faulkner's brothers about Barr's sexual proclivities and ... More


Caroline Barr in Black and White Voices: Miss Callie, Aunt Callie, Aunt Carrie, Great-Great Grandma Callie, Mammy Callie

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines William Faulkner's relationship with Caroline Barr. It explains that Barr began caring for Faulkner either at his birth or in 1898 and that she became part of the Faulkner ... More


Callie Barr and Maud Falkner: “Twin Sistered to the Fell Darkness”

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the relationship between Maud Faulkner and Caroline Barr. It analyzes Maud's paintings for insights about the complex relationship between William Faulkner's two mothers and its ... More


General Introduction

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about how the work of American writer William Faulkner was influenced by the three most important women in his life. These women ... More


The Sound and the Fury and Its Aftermath, 1925–1933: Faulkner and Estelle

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the combined influence of Estelle Oldham, Caroline Barr, and Maud Faulkner on William Faulkner's writing career. It suggests that The Sound and the Fury is evidence of ... More


Reading Faulkner's “Mothers”: The Maternal Imaginary in Absalom, Absalom!

Judith L. Sensibar

in Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115031
eISBN:
9780300142433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115031.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the maternal imaginary in William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!. It explains that Faulkner filled this novel with imagery and loaded it with theatrical and cinematic scenes and ... More


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