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Faulkner and his contemporaries

Author: Joseph R Urgo; Ann J Abadie
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Congresses
Congrès
Named Person: William Faulkner; William Faulkner; William Faulkner; William Faulkner; William Faulkner; William Faulkner; William Faulkner
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph R Urgo; Ann J Abadie
ISBN: 1578066794 9781578066797
OCLC Number: 53975502
Notes: Papers originally presented at the 29th Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference in 2002.
Description: xxxii, 195 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2002 ; edited by Joseph R. Urgo and Ann J. Abadie.
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"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 Contemporaries explores 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."--Jacket.

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