New PDF release: A William Faulkner Encyclopedia

By Robert W. Hamblin, Charles Peek

Sometimes referred to as the yank Shakespeare, William Faulkner is understood for delivering poignant and exact renderings of the human situation, making a global of colourful characters in his fictional Yoknapatawpha County, and writing in a method that's either special and significant. notwithstanding he's often called a Southern author, his attraction transcends neighborhood or even nationwide barriers. considering the fact that profitable the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950, he has been the topic of greater than 5,000 scholarly books and articles. educational curiosity in his profession has been matched by means of renowned acclaim, with a few of his works tailored for the cinema. This reference is an authoritative advisor to Faulkner's lifestyles, literature, and legacy.

The encyclopedia contains approximately 500 alphabetically prepared entries for themes with regards to Faulkner and his global. integrated are entries for his works and significant characters and subject matters, in addition to the literary and cultural contexts within which his texts have been conceived, written, and released. There also are entries for kin, pals, and different individuals vital to Faulkner's biography; ancient occasions, folks, and locations; social and cultural advancements; and literary and philosophical phrases and hobbies. The entries are written through specialist participants who convey a large diversity of views and adventure to their research of his paintings. Entries ordinarily finish with feedback for additional studying, and the quantity closes with a bibliography and particular index.

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Faulkner himself has said that if there is a villain in As I Lay Dying, it is conventionality itself (FIU 112). Warwick Wadlington has explored this issue, focusing on the cause and effect of the host of family secrets the death and burial journey expose. One of these, of course, is Addie’s affair with the Rev. Whitfield, from which Jewel was born, a scenario that prompted John T. Mat- 22 AS I LAY DYING thews’s study of the relation of the novel to Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter and Updike’s Month of Sundays.

FURTHER READING Zender, Karl F. ’’ American Literature 63 (1991): 535–538. W. Kenneth Holditch BALZAC, HONORE´ DE (1799–1850), realistic French novelist whose collected works were published under the title La Comedie humaine (1842–1855). As early as 1830 Balzac had started grouping his novels and stories to form a comprehensive treatment of French society. By the 1840s he envisioned his ‘‘human comedy’’ as an interrelated series extending to twenty-six volumes presenting 4,000 to 5,000 characters.

Peek AUTOMOBILE. During the 1966 Yoknapatawpha Conference at the University of Mississippi, a physician who had ridden to school in a carpool with Jill Faulkner reminisced about the Faulkners’ automobile during the 1940s. It was a Ford phaeton so old its glass windows were missing and its floorboards admitted views of the streets passing beneath. Mr. Bill, the speaker claimed, never 24 AUTOMOBILE got it out of second gear. Such neglect of his own automobile and perhaps of driving itself seems perfectly appropriate for a writer who treated automobiles with deep suspicion and neglect.

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