By Robert W. Hamblin, Charles Peek
Sometimes referred to as the yank Shakespeare, William Faulkner is understood for offering poignant and exact renderings of the human situation, making a international of colourful characters in his fictional Yoknapatawpha County, and writing in a method that's either specific and important. notwithstanding he's often called a Southern author, his allure transcends local or even nationwide limitations. considering 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 occupation has been matched via well known acclaim, with a few of his works tailored for the cinema. This reference is an authoritative consultant to Faulkner's lifestyles, literature, and legacy.
The encyclopedia comprises approximately 500 alphabetically prepared entries for issues concerning Faulkner and his global. integrated are entries for his works and significant characters and subject matters, in addition to the literary and cultural contexts during which his texts have been conceived, written, and released. There also are entries for family members, buddies, and different folks very important to Faulkner's biography; historic occasions, individuals, and locations; social and cultural advancements; and literary and philosophical phrases and activities. The entries are written through specialist participants who carry a large variety of views and adventure to their research of his paintings. Entries often finish with feedback for extra interpreting, and the amount closes with a bibliography and distinct index.
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Extra resources for A William Faulkner Encyclopedia
Ed. Stephen Hahn and Arthur F. Kinney. New York: MLA, 1996. 68–72. Charles A. Peek ‘‘L’APRES-MIDI D’UN FAUNE,’’ Faulkner’s first published literary work, which appeared in the August 6, 1919 issue of the New Republic, is an adaptation of the pastoral poem L’Apre`s-midi d’un Faune (1876) by Ste´ phane Mallarme´ , leading theorist and poet of the French Symbolist movement. Faulkner’s poem utilizes faun/nymph imagery to describe the unfulfilled longing of the narrator for his beloved. Thus the poem introduces a theme that would become a near-constant in all of Faulkner’s subsequent work: the thwarted quest for a romanticized ideal.
Mississippi Quarterly 47 (1994): 403–418. O’Donnell, Patrick. 1–2 (1991–1992): 83–94. Wadlington, Warwick. As I Lay Dying: Stories out of Stories. New York: Twayne, 1992. Charles A. 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.
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