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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


The Middle Years 1929–1950

Joel Williamson

in William Faulkner and Southern History

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101294
eISBN:
9780199854233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101294.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

It was the year 1929 in which the first of William Faulkner's great novels, The Sound and The Fury, was published. It was also the year in which he married Estelle Oldham and thereby, reentered ... More


Kosciusko Childhood, Southern Belledom, and Estelle's Fictional Memoir, 1897–1903

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/9780300115031.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Estelle Oldham Faulkner's fictional memoir titled “Dr. Wohlenski.” It explains that Estelle was the first of the Oldhams' four children and the only one born during their ... More


The Marketing of Estelle and Her Rebellion: Honolulu, 1919–1921

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/9780300115031.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the marketing of Estelle Oldham and the “exchanges” associated with her marriage to Cornell Franklin. It discusses the concept of women exchanges and explains its implications ... 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


Estelle Oldham's Mississippi Frontier Family

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/9780300115031.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the Mississippi frontier family of Estelle Oldham, William Faulkner's wife. It describes Lem and Lida Oldham's extreme demands on their eldest daughter Estelle and her need to ... More


Billy Falkner and Estelle Oldham, Oxford, 1903–1914

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/9780300115031.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the relationship between William Faulkner and Estelle Oldham during the period from 1903 to 1914. It discusses Estelle's love-at-first-sight account and her claim that she ... 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 Oldham-Franklin Wedding, April 1918

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/9780300115031.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Estelle Oldham's wedding to Cornell Franklin in April 1914. It explains that Franklin was the attorney general of the American Territory of Hawaii and the wedding was described ... More


Stolen Interludes, 1919 and 1921: Estelle and Bill, A Continuing Dialogue

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/9780300115031.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines William Faulkner's creative activity during the period from 1919 to 1921. It explains that this period marks the most innovative period of Faulkner's long self-apprenticeship to ... More


Estelle's Shanghai Sojourn, 1922–1924: From Franklin to Oldham

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/9780300115031.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Estelle Oldham's experiences in Shanghai during the period from 1922 to 1924. It describes the collaborative moments between Estelle and William Faulkner from 1925 to 1929 and ... More


Collaborating with Estelle, Oxford, 1924–1925: “Star Spangled Banner Stuff,” Her Shanghai “Romance”

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/9780300115031.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Estelle Oldham's “Star Spangled Banner Stuff.” It explains that her fiction is about the relation between a young girl's commodification and her limited emotional range which ... More


An Army Wife, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, September 1918–May 1919

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/9780300115031.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Estelle Oldham's experience as a wife at the Schofield Barracks in Hawaii during the period from September 1918 to May 1919. It explains her husband Cornell Franklin never ... More


. Marriage in the “Crossroads of the Pacific,” June–September 1918

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/9780300115031.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Estelle Odlham's view of her marriage and her life in Hawaii based on her fiction “A Crossing.” It explains that the fiction tells the story of an unworldly pretty girl's ... More


Faulkner's Suppressed Tributes to Estelle, 1933–1935

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/9780300115031.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines William Faulkner's tribute to Estelle Oldham. It explains that this tribute can be found in the introduction to The Sound and the Fury and suggests that Estelle became in ... More


Faulkner's Other Collaboration, New Orleans, 1924 and 1925

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/9780300115031.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the other collaborators in William Faulkner's writing career. It explains that aside from Estelle Oldham, Faulkner also collaborated with Sherwood and Elizabeth Anderson who ... More


“William Faulkner and His Biographers”

J. M. Coetzee

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0046
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on William Faulkner's biographers, including Joseph Blotner, Frederick R. Karl, and Jay Parini. It begins by discussing how a boy of no great intellectual distinction from ... More


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