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Interrogation, Torture, and Confession in William Faulkner’s Light in August

W. Fitzhugh Brundage

in Faulkner and History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809971
eISBN:
9781496810014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809971.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the issue of police brutality Faulkner's seventh novel, Light in August. The novel locates the violent questioning of an African American detainee by the Yoknapatawpha County ... More


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