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Faulkner and his contemporaries /
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2002 ; edited by Joseph R. Urgo and Ann J. Abadie.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2004.
xxxii, 195 p. ; 24 cm.
1578066794 (alk. paper)
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Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2004.
1578066794 (alk. paper)
contents note
Tribute to Jimmy Faulkner / Donald M. Kartiganer -- Traveling with Faulkner : a tale of myth, contemporaneity, and Southern letters / Houston A. Baker, Jr. -- William Faulkner and other famous Creoles / W. Kenneth Holditch -- Cather's war and Faulkner's peace : a comparison of two novels, and more / Merrill Maguire Skaggs -- "Getting good at doing nothing" : Faulkner, Hemingway, and the fiction of gesture / Donald M. Kartiganer -- The Faulkner-Hemingway rivalry / George Monteiro -- William Faulkner and Henry Ford : cars, men, bodies, and history as bunk / Deborah Clarke -- Surveying the postage-stamp territory : Eudora Welty, Elizabeth Spencer, and Ellen Douglas / Peggy Whitman Prenshaw -- "Blacks and other very dark colors" : William Faulkner and Eudora Welty / Danièle Pitavy-Souques -- Invisible men : William Faulkner, his contemporaries, and the politics of loving and hating the South in the civil rights era; or, how does a rebel rebel? / Grace Elizabeth Hale -- William Faulkner and Guimaraes Rosa: a Brazilian connection / Thomas Inge and Donária Romeiro Carvalho Inge.
general note
Papers originally presented at the 29th Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference in 2002.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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A study of Faulkner's place among his peers
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A study of FaulknerÂ's place among his peers
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Main Description
Although he spent the bulk of his life in Oxford, Mississippi-far removed from the intellectual centers of modernism and the writers who created it-William Faulkner (1897-1962) proved to be one of the American novelists who most comprehensively grasped modernism. In his fiction he tested its tenets in the most startling and insightful ways. What, then, did such contemporaries as Ernest Hemingway, Eudora Welty, and Walker Evans think of his work? How did his times affect and accept what he wrote? Faulkner and His Contemporariesexplores the relationship between the Nobel laureate, ensconced in his "postage stamp of native soil," and the world of letters within which he created his masterpieces. In this anthology, essays focus on such topics as how Faulkner's literary antecedents (in particular, Willa Cather and Joseph Conrad) influenced his writing, his literary/aesthetic feud with rival Ernest Hemingway, and the common themes he shares with fellow southerners Welty and Evans. Several essays examine the environment in which Faulkner worked. Deborah Clarke concentrates on the rise of the automobile industry. W. Kenneth Holditch shows how the city of New Orleans acted as a major force in Faulkner's fiction, and Grace Elizabeth Hale examines how the civil rights era of Faulkner's later career compelled him to deal with his ideas about race and rebellion in new ways. Joseph R. Urgo is chair of the English department at the University of Mississippi. His many books include In the Age of Distraction, from the University Press of Mississippi. Ann J. Abadie is associate director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, and co-editor of publications in the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Series.
Main Description
A study of William Faulkner's place among his peers
Table of Contents
Introductionp. ix
Note on the Conferencep. xxvii
Tribute to Jimmy Faulkner (1923-2001)p. xxxi
Traveling with Faulkner: A Tale of Myth, Contemporaneity, and Southern Lettersp. 3
William Faulkner and Other Famous Creolesp. 21
Cather's War and Faulkner's Peace: A Comparison of Two Novels, and Morep. 40
"Getting Good at Doing Nothing": Faulkner, Hemingway, and the Fiction of Gesturep. 54
The Faulkner-Hemingway Rivalryp. 74
William Faulkner and Henry Ford: Cars, Men, Bodies, and History as Bunkp. 93
Surveying the Postage-Stamp Territory: Eudora Welty, Elizabeth Spencer, and Ellen Douglasp. 113
"Blacks and Other Very Dark Colors": William Faulkner and Eudora Weltyp. 132
Invisible Men: William Faulkner, His Contemporaries, and the Politics of Loving and Hating the South in the Civil Rights Era; or, How Does a Rebel Rebel?p. 155
William Faulkner and Guimaraes Rosa: A Brazilian Connectionp. 173
Contributorsp. 189
Indexp. 193
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