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 Failed Fathers: Personal Indulgence, Public Woe: Pattern 8

Paul Borgman

in David, Saul, and God: Rediscovering an Ancient Story

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331608
eISBN:
9780199868001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331608.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

At the height of Israel's monarchal and communal glory, King David soon gives way to indulgences both physical and familial. He yields to the lure of another man's wife, and covers up his adultery by ... More


 News of Death—Public and Private Davids: Pattern 9

Paul Borgman

in David, Saul, and God: Rediscovering an Ancient Story

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331608
eISBN:
9780199868001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331608.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Before hearing about how David the father faces hearing news of three successive sons' deaths, we are shown David's response to death‐news of three successive political opponents, or would‐be ... More


Incest and Miscegenation

Werner Sollors

in Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195052824
eISBN:
9780199855155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195052824.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

How do incest and miscegenation relate to each other? One of the most terrifying scenes in American literature is arguably Shrevlin McCannon and Quentin Compson's imaginative speculation, in William ... More


Samson: Maleness, Charisma, Warrior Status, and Hair

Susan Niditch

in "My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man": Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181142
eISBN:
9780199869671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181142.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the nexus in Israelite culture between maleness, charisma, warrior status, and hair. Central to this chapter is a close reading of tales in Judges 13–16 about the superhero ... More


The House of the Father of His Mother (bêt-’ă bî ’immô)

Cynthia R. Chapman

in The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300197945
eISBN:
9780300224801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197945.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

For Jacob, Abimelech, and Absalom, the house of the father of their mother proved to be a crucial staging ground for a coup attempt in the house of their father. These men enjoyed years of safety in ... More


The Picture of Charles Bon: Oscar Wilde's Trip Through Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha

Ellen Crowell

in The Dandy in Irish and American Southern Fiction: Aristocratic Drag

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625482
eISBN:
9780748652051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625482.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates that Oscar Wilde's trip through the ruined South reinforced the artist's nascent preoccupation with the relationship between beauty and decay. It offers a reading of Wilde's ... More


From Colony to Empire: Postmodern Faulkner

Leigh Anne Duck

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/9781604732115.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents a reading of Absalom, Absalom! (1936) through the Cold War novel Requiem for a Nun (1951) in order to suggest that Faulkner’s concerns about global capital—so fully bodied forth ... More


Specters on Staircases: Race, Property, and the Gothic in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!, Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding, and Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon

Sarah Gilbreath Ford

Harriet Pollack (ed.)

in New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496826145
eISBN:
9781496826190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826145.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!, Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding, and Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon characters enter haunted houses seeking information only to be confronted on the stairs by ... More


The Woman of Tekoa

Ekaterina E. Kozlova

in Maternal Grief in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198796879
eISBN:
9780191838569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796879.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on the woman of Tekoa (2 Sam. 14) and argues that her speech points out a pattern of David’s previous misconducts (profiled in ANE literature as the royal deviance principle) ... More


“And You Too, Sister, Sister?”: Lesbian Sexuality, Absalom, Absalom!, and the Reconstruction of the Southern Family

Jaime Harker

in Faulkner's Sexualities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735604
eISBN:
9781621033318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735604.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines whether there has ever been a lesbian William Faulkner by analyzing his novel Absalom, Absalom!, and by highlighting textual similarities between it and Southern lesbian ... More


Passing as Miscegenation: Whiteness and Homoeroticism in Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!

Betina Entzminger

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/9781617030208.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the relationship between whiteness and homoeroticism in William Faulkner’s novel Absalom, Absalom!, in which two paired male relationships combine the sexual taboos of ... More


“That City Foreign and Paradoxical”: William Faulkner and the Texts of New Orleans

Owen Robinson

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/9781617032561.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Yoknapatawpha County, a rural, troubled place in northern Mississippi, is the principal setting for all but five of William Faulkner’s novels and many of his short stories. Yet Faulkner balances his ... More


Specters on Staircases in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!, Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding, and Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon

Sarah Gilbreath Ford

in Haunted Property: Slavery and the Gothic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496829696
eISBN:
9781496829740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496829696.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines parallel scenes in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! (1936), Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding (1946), and Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon (1977), where a character rushes into a ... More


Seduction and Sedition: James, Duke of Monmouth and Seduction‐Story Paradigms

Toni Bowers

in Force or Fraud: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592135
eISBN:
9780191725340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592135.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

James, Duke of Monmouth (1649–85) embodied the paradoxes involved in distinguishing between force and fraud in late seventeenth‐century England. He appears as both seducer and victim of seduction in ... More


Faulkner’s Caribbean Geographies in Absalom, Absalom!

Valérie Loichot

in Faulkner's Geographies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781496802279
eISBN:
9781496802323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802279.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter provides an extensive view of the multifarious presence of the Caribbean in Absalom, Absalom! If Faulkner’s novel fails to produce a faithful Caribbean geography as a description of the ... More


“Moving Sitting Still”: The Economics of Time in Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!

Jordan Burke

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/9781496809971.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the way in which the temporal blockages and aporias commonly identified in Absalom, Absalom! are symptoms of the fluctuating and troubled relationship between time and labor in ... More


“New Technique in Novel Introduced”

Wallace Stegner

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/9781496803382.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is an essay which considers William Faulkner's novel Absalom, Absalom!, the story of demonic Thomas Sutpen's rise from poor white to opulent planter. Faulkner's narrates Sutpen's ... More


“Absalom, Absalom!”

Paul West

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/9781496803382.003.0044
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter talks about Absalom, Absalom!. It begins by saying that “William Faulkner's vicarious heroic would have taken him to reunions of the American pilots who formed the Eagle Squadron of the ... More


Black Identity and Yellow Fever in Philadelphia: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; August 1793

Joanna Brooks

in American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African American and Native American Literatures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332919
eISBN:
9780199851263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332919.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on Absalom Jones and Richard Allen, members of Philadelphia's Prince Hall Masonic Lodge and founders of the African Methodist Episcopal church. Philadelphia's civic leaders ... More


In the Book of the Dead, the Narrator Is the Self: Edwidge Danticat’s The Dew Breaker as a Response to Faulkner’s Haiti in Absalom, Absalom!

Sharron Eve Sarthou 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/9781496806345.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay argues that Faulkner’s 1936 novel presents Haiti as an infantilized and demonized land, a trope that has been historically used to marginalize Haitians and rationalize US paternalism in ... More


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