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Rethinking Post–World War I Classics: Recovering the Historical Context of the Mobilization

Keith Gandal

in The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter lays out the book's argument and is divided into three parts. The first part introduces the literary-historical thesis that American modernist fiction by Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and ... More


The Middle Years 1929–1950

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/9780195101294.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

It was the year 1929 in which the first of William Faulkner's great novels, The Sound and The Fury, was published. It was also the year in which he married Estelle Oldham and thereby, reentered ... More


Faulkner's Suppressed Tributes to Estelle, 1933–1935

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/9780300115031.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines William Faulkner's tribute to Estelle Oldham. It explains that this tribute can be found in the introduction to The Sound and the Fury and suggests that Estelle became in ... More


Jamestown and Jimson Weed: Charting the Autochthonous Claim of William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury

Kita Douglas

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/9781496802279.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay examines William Faulkner’s critical engagement with land, race, and territorial occupation in The Sound and the Fury by tracing the historical and regional significance of the jimson weed ... More


The Sound and the Fury and Its Aftermath, 1925–1933: Faulkner and Estelle

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/9780300115031.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the combined influence of Estelle Oldham, Caroline Barr, and Maud Faulkner on William Faulkner's writing career. It suggests that The Sound and the Fury is evidence of ... More


Linguistic Impairment and the Default of Modernism: Totality and Otherness: Dys-/Disarticulate Modernity

James Berger

in The Disarticulate: Language, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708460
eISBN:
9780814708330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708460.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter places dys-/disarticulate figures in William Faulkner, Joseph Conrad, and Djuna Barnes in the context of anxieties of modernity—the sense that in epistemological and administrative ... 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


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


Massachusetts and Mississippi: Faulkner, History, and the Problem of the South

Natalie J. Ring

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/9781496809971.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the cultural framing of the American South as a national problem, a view of the region that spanned the entire twentieth century and left its mark on Faulkner's imagination. It ... 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


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


“On William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury

Evelyn Scott

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/9781496803382.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is an essay reviewing William Faulkner's novel, The Sound and the Fury, the tragic story of the fall of a house, the collapse of a provincial aristocracy in a final debacle of insanity, ... More


Too Small to Fail: Jason Compson’s Precarious Self-Worth

Ted Atkinson

in Faulkner and Money

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822529
eISBN:
9781496822567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822529.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay performs a character analysis of Jason Compson IV in The Sound and the Fury. The main focus is on Jason's inability to confront the reality of impending financial ruin because of heavy ... More


“On The Sound and the Fury: Time in the Work of William Faulkner”

Jean-Paul Sartre

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/9781496803382.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the nature of time in The Sound and the Fury, noting that the first thing that strikes one in reading William Faulkner's novel is its technical oddity. It wonders why Faulkner ... 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


Modernism and the International Novel

Mark Scroggins

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/9780195385342.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the American modernist novel within the context of the larger international discourse of the early twentieth century. After providing an overview of the intellectual backgrounds ... 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


“History, Rooted in the Present”

Carlos Fuentes

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/9781496803382.003.0041
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this chapter, the author reflects on how history, in William Faulkner's novels, is rooted in the present, “where we can all come together in remembrance and desire.” The author recalls the dinner ... More


“Preface” to British edition of Soldiers’ Pay

Richard Hughes

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/9781496803382.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is an essay examining Soldiers' Pay, the story of a soldier who returns, like an unwanted ghost, to the country he has “saved.” The scene is the state of Georgia, an unfamiliar one to ... More


“William Faulkner: The Novel as Form”

Conrad Aiken

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/9781496803382.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on what it calls William Faulkner's genius for form and his continued exploration of its possibilities, as against the unusual concern with his violence and dreadfulness of his ... More


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