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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


The Impenetrable Lightness of Being: Miscegenation Imagery and the Anxiety of Whiteness in Go Down, Moses

Ted Atkinson

in Faulkner and Formalism: Returns of the Text

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032561
eISBN:
9781617032578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032561.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the visual economies and the racial and social encodings of the bodies in William Faulkner’s novel Go Down, Moses. It considers Faulkner’s explicit references to the ... More


Miscegenation and Progression: The First Americans of Jean Toomer and William Faulkner

Andrew B. Leiter and Jay Watson

in Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496806345
eISBN:
9781496806383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806345.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyzes aspects of miscegenation in William Faulkner’s work relative to several African American antecedents, contends that Jean Toomer’s work contributed to Faulkner’s treatment of the ... More


Reading Blood and History in Go Down, Moses

Noel Polk

in Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110843
eISBN:
9781604733235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110843.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a reading of William Faulkner’s collection of short stories, Go Down, Moses. One of the highlights of the book is Isaac McCaslin’s renunciation of his birthright, considered an ... More


“In Conflict with Itself”: The Nobel Prize Address in Faulknerian Contexts

James B. Carothers

in Faulkner and Formalism: Returns of the Text

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032561
eISBN:
9781617032578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032561.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

By the time William Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950, critics who initially could not understand his textual experiments had hit their stride. This chapter argues that ... More


Commercial Spirituals

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

As jubilee troupes multiplied and grew in popularity, minstrels and variety performers began to burlesque their performances by using songs modeled on spirituals, which I call commercial spirituals. ... More


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