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William Faulkner and southern history

責任表示 Joel Williamson
データ種別 図書
出版者 New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press
出版年 1993
本文言語 英語
大きさ 509 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm
概要 Williamson, historian of the South and author of The Crucible of Race (Oxford U.P., 1984), weaves together a biography of Faulkner himself, an analysis of his works, and a history of Faulkner's ancest...rs in Mississippi, into a portrait of Southern culture itself. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
One of America's great novelists, William Faulkner was a writer deeply rooted in the American South. In works such as The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Light in August, and Absalom, Absalom! Faulkner drew powerfully on Southern themes, attitudes, and atmosphere to create his own world and place--the mythical Yoknapatawpha County--peopled with quintessential Southerners such as the Compsons, Sartorises, Snopes, and McCaslins. Indeed, to a degree perhaps unmatched by any other major twentieth-century novelist, Faulkner remained at home and explored his own region--the history and culture and people of the South. Now, in William Faulkner and Southern History, one of America's most acclaimed historians of the South, Joel Williamson, weaves together a perceptive biography of Faulkner himself, an astute analysis of his works, and a revealing history of Faulkner's ancestors in Mississippi--a family history that becomes, in Williamson's skilled hands, a vivid portrait of Southern culture itself.Williamson provides an insightful look at Faulkner's ancestors, a group sketch so brilliant that the family comes alive almost as vividly as in Faulkner's own fiction. Indeed, his ancestors often outstrip his characters in their colorful and bizarre nature. Williamson has made several discoveries: the Falkners (William was the first to spell it "Faulkner") were not planter, slaveholding "aristocrats"; Confederate Colonel Falkner was not an unalloyed hero, and he probably sired, protected, and educated a mulatto daughter who married into America's mulatto elite; Faulkner's maternal grandfather Charlie Butler stole the town's money and disappeared in the winter of 1887-1888, never to return. Equally important, Williamson uses these stories to underscore themes of race, class, economics, politics, religion, sex and violence, idealism and Romanticism--"the rainbow of elements in human culture"--that reappear in Faulkner's work. He also shows that, while Faulkner's ancestors were no ordinary people, and while he sometimes flashed a curious pride in them, Faulkner came to embrace a pervasive sense of shame concerning both his family and his culture. This he wove into his writing, especially about sex, race, class, and violence, psychic and otherwise.William Faulkner and Southern History represents an unprecedented publishing event--an eminent historian writing on a major literary figure. By revealing the deep history behind the art of the South's most celebrated writer, Williamson evokes new insights and deeper understanding, providing anyone familiar with Faulkner's great novels with a host of connections between his work, his life, and his ancestry.
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中央図 自動書庫 068582193008858 930.28/F 16/101 1993

書誌詳細

一般注記 Includes bibliographical references and index
著者標目 *Williamson, Joel Roudolph, 1929-
件 名 LCSH:Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Knowledge -- Southern States  全ての件名で検索
LCSH:Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Biography  全ての件名で検索
LCSH:Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography  全ての件名で検索
LCSH:Southern States in literature
LCSH:Southern States -- Civilization  全ての件名で検索
LCSH:Southern States -- Biography  全ての件名で検索
分 類 NDC8:930.28
LCC:PS3511.A86
DC20:813/.52
DC20:b
書誌ID 1000052628
ISBN 0195074041
NCID BA20657023
巻冊次 ISBN:0195074041
: pbk. ; ISBN:0195101294
登録日 2009.09.10
更新日 2009.09.10

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