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Review of As I Lay Dying

Edwin Muir

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/9781496803382.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is an essay which reviews William Faulkner's novel As I Lay Dying, the story of the corpse of a woman in late middle age. As I Lay Dying is concerned not with death, but merely with the ... More


From Yoknapatawpha County to St. Raphael Parish: Faulknerian Influence on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines

John Wharton Lowe 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/9781496806345.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay examines affinities between Faulkner and one of the South’s most important contemporary authors, Ernest J. Gaines. It begins by noting the powerful geographical and intertextual ... More


Genealogies of White Deviance: Eugenic Modernity and William Faulkner, 1926–1932

Jay Watson

in William Faulkner and the Faces of Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198849742
eISBN:
9780191884146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849742.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 5 examines Faulkner’s engagement with eugenics discourse as that Progressive-era reform movement began making inroads into the South in the twenties and thirties. Eugenics was riddled with ... More


“William Faulkner”

Allen Tate

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/9781496803382.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is aimed as an obituary of William Faulkner. It describes Faulkner as an arrogant and ill-mannered individual in a way that is peculiarly “Southern”: in company he usually failed to ... More


“William Faulkner: An Impression”

John Crowe Ransom

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/9781496803382.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this chapter, John Crowe Ransom offers an impression of William Faulkner's achievement, an impression that he says has not changed much during the years that followed his reading of The Sound and ... 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


“Dark Laughter in the Towers”

Terry Southern

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/9781496803382.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter reviews William Faulkner's 1929 novel As I Lay Dying, the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's journey to a cemetery in Jefferson, Mississippi. Addie's husband and five ... More


The Unsynchable William Faulkner: Faulknerian Voice and Early Sound Film

Jay Watson

in William Faulkner and the Faces of Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198849742
eISBN:
9780191884146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849742.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The early years of the “talkies,” which correspond with Faulkner’s surge into a fully realized literary modernism, brought technical problems that the cinema was slow to work out, especially the ... More


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