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Edited by Kathryn Stelmach Artuso
This volume in the Critical Insights series presents a variety of new essays on the canonized American novelist. Outstanding, in-depth scholarship by renowned literary critics; great starting point for students seeking an introduction to Faulkner and the critical discussions surrounding his work.
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Editor: Taylor Hagood
April 2014 · 1 volume · 300 pages · 6"x9"
In-depth critical discussions of Faulkner's novel - Plus complimentary, unlimited online access to the full content of this great literary reference.
When William Faulkner published The Sound and the Fury in 1929 he presented the world with one of the greatest novels of all time and a foremost example of Modernist art. Even as it explores life in the United States South, this novel delves deeply into individual psychology via literary techniques that strain representation to its very limits.
This volume in the Critical Insights series is edited by Taylor Hagood, author of Faulkner’s Imperialism: Space, Place, and the Materiality of Myth and the forthcoming volume Faulkner, Writer of Disability. The collection features an array of readings that range from philosophical approaches to the perspectives offered by the emerging and contested field of fat studies. The essays investigate such topics as the environment, war, and industrialism in The Sound and the Fury while offering fascinating explorations of time, the instability of meaning, and secrets of miscegenation. Among the contributors are such established and celebrated scholars as Cheryl Lester, Theresa Towner, and Joseph R. Urgo as well as an international cast of important emerging critics such as John B. Padgett, Christopher Rieger, Caroline S. Miles, Sarah Robertson, and Frédérique Spill.