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Faulkner : the return of the repressed

Author: Doreen Fowler
Publisher: Charlottesville, Va. : University Press of Virginia, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Faulkner: The Return of the Repressed, Doreen Fowler uses what she terms a feminist psychoanalytic methodology to assess the symbolic meanings of race and gender in five of his major novels. Focusing on black and female characters, she demonstrates how these figures represent psychic doubles for Faulkner's white male protagonists."--BOOK JACKET. "This book addresses the deep ambivalence toward women and blacks  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Faulkner; Jacques Lacan; Jacques Lacan; William Faulkner; Jacques Lacan; William Faulkner; William Faulkner; William Faulkner; Jacques Lacan; William Faulkner; Jacques Lacan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doreen Fowler
ISBN: 0813917271 9780813917276
OCLC Number: 35924693
Description: xxii, 215 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Faulkner's "Heart in conflict" --
"The beautiful one" in The sound and the fury --
The displaced mother: As I lay dying --
Law and desire in Light in August --
Reading for the repressed: Absalom, Absalom! --
Renouncing the phallus: Go down, Moses --
Lacan, Faulkner, and the power of the word.
Responsibility: Doreen Fowler.

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Fowler provides a psychoanalytic treatment of Faulkner's work, employing a poststructuralist feminist methodology to assess the symbolic meanings of race and gender in "The Sound and the Fury", "As I  Read more...

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