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Visualizing Light in August: Text, Author, Textuality, Authority

Thadious M. Davis

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/9781617032561.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines textuality and authority in William Faulkner’s novel Light in August, focusing on the body, especially the abject body. It begins with an analysis of Doane’s Mill as a desolate ... More


Intertextual Geographies of Migration and Biracial Identity: Light in August and Nella Larsen’s Quicksand

Martyn Bone

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/9781617032561.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the notion of context by comparing William Faulkner’s novel Light in August (1932) with Nella Larsen’s Quicksand (1928), and argues that the two authors have more in common than ... More


Immemorial Cinema:: Film, Travel, and Faulkner’s Poetics of Space

Aaron Nyerges

in Faulkner and Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461015
eISBN:
9781626740587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461015.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay by Aaron Nyerges takes a particularly philosophical approach to Faulkner’s depiction of characterization, above all in his novel Light in August. He shows how Joe Christmas’s seeming ... More


Out of the Garden

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/9780195101294.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Mansion reflected the saving force in the South that shows the innate goodness in white people of all classes. This optimism was not present in The Sound and the Fury, where ... More


The Foreign Faulkner: The Mississippi Chinese in Faulkner’s South

Heidi Kim

in Invisible Subjects: Asian America in Postwar Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190456252
eISBN:
9780190456276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456252.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

William Faulkner’s imagined small county in Mississippi has grown to represent the US South and the racial turmoil of generations imbricated in the long legacy of slavery. But in the last few ... 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


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


South by Southwest: William Faulkner and Greater Mexico

José E. Limón

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/9781496802279.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This paper discusses the connections between Faulkner’s work and what Américo Paredes called “Greater Mexico” encompassing national Mexico and the US Southwest. It argues that the genesis and ... More


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


White Disavowal, Black Enfranchisement, and the Homoerotic in William Faulkner’s Light in August

Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman

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/9781617030208.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores whiteness as a racial formation in William Faulkner’s novel Light in August in the context of the post-Reconstruction period in the South. It looks at the postbellum ... More


Letter to Edmund Wilson

Vladimir Nabokov

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/9781496803382.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter contains Vladimir Nabokov's letter to Edmund Wilson, in which he criticized William Faulkner's novel Light in August that was sent to him by Wilson. In his letter, dated November 21, ... More


Queering Whiteness, Queering Faulkner: Hightower’s “Wild Bulges”

Alfred J. López

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/9781617030208.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the defrocked minister Gail Hightower in William Faulkner’s novel Light in August as “the divided, repressed psyche of closeted gay whiteness in the Jim Crow South.” Doubly ... 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


American Emergencies: Whiteness, the National Guard, and Light in August

Chuck Jackson

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/9781617030208.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the historical development of new forms of military defense in the early twentieth century, such as the National Guard, and how this process was explicitly racialized in the Jim ... More


Faulkner and the World Culture of the Global South

Ramón Saldívar

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter explores the relationship between William Faulkner and the world culture of the “global South.” It begins by discussing the relevance of a trans-American context to many of Faulkner's ... 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


Postscript: Two Relevant Quotations

Leonard Shengold

in Haunted by Parents

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116106
eISBN:
9780300134681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116106.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter first provides an introductory explanation for the quotation from William Faulkner's Light in August. It then provides a quotation from one of Charles Dickens' Christmas stories, “The ... 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


Journal Entries

Thornton Wilder

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/9781496803382.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter contains a number of journal entries, written between April 10, 1940 and November 6, 1949. In them, Thornton Wilder talks about three of William Faulkner's novels: Light in August, The ... More


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