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“Best Fiction of 1957”

Dorothy Parker

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/9781496803382.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this chapter, Dorothy Parker discusses William Faulkner's novel The Town, which she declares the best fiction of 1957. Parker says she wishes to sendThe Town to those she most loves and respects. ... More


“The Narrators”

Jorge Luis Borges

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/9781496803382.003.0033
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the work of William Faulkner, describing him as a man of genius, although a willfully and perversely chaotic one. Faulkner was born in Oxford, Mississippi; in his vast work the ... More


Faulkner and Material Culture

Joseph R. Urgo and Ann J. Abadie (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037122
eISBN:
9781604731637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037122.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Photographs, lumber, airplanes, hand-hewn coffins—in every William Faulkner novel and short story, worldly material abounds. This book provides a fresh understanding of the things Faulkner brought ... More


Community

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/9780195101294.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In the Faulknerian universe, there is no problem with community in nature. Difficulties develop as man moves out of nature, as he seeks to dominate and destroy the natural order. In Yoknapatawpha, it ... More


“Faulkner’s Mississippi”

Willie Morris

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/9781496803382.003.0039
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter comments on William Faulkner's imaginative, intuitive world known as Yoknapatawpha County—which it considers one of the most convincing ever conceived by a writer. Faulkner's own “little ... More


Inside and Outside Southern Whiteness: Film Viewing, the Frame, and the Racing of Space in Yoknapatawpha

Peter Lurie

in Faulkner and Whiteness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030208
eISBN:
9781621033202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030208.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores how the act of cinema-going in the racially organized and coded space of the southern Jim Crow movie house worked to construct and consolidate a white racial identity for ... More


The Mississippi Frontier in Faulkner’s Fiction and in Fact

Don H. Doyle

in The Past Is Not Dead: Essays from the Southern Quarterly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033032
eISBN:
9781617033056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033032.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the themes covered in William Faulkner’s work. It considers a place he invented, Yoknapatawpha County, the setting of a multitude of novels and short stories over the course of ... More


Facing the Music, 1987–1989

Jean W. Cash

in Larry Brown: A Writer's Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739800
eISBN:
9781604739862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739800.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the publication of Brown’s first few stories, which won him an audience nationwide as well as in Mississippi. It tells the story of how Brown was invited to read at ... More


Reading Faulkner in Spain, Reading Spain in Faulkner

Manuel Broncano

in Global Faulkner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732115
eISBN:
9781604733549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732115.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues that the kinship between Faulkner and Miguel de Cervantes is not primarily a question of European “influence” but of dense cultural intertextuality and translatability. Spanish ... More


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