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Natural aristocracy : history, ideology, and the production of William Faulkner

Author: Kevin Railey
Publisher: Tuscaloosa, AL : University of Alabama Press, 2012, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Railey uses a materialist critical approach to argue that Faulkner'sobsession with history and his struggle with specific ideologies affecting southern society and his family guided his development as an artist. Faulkner may have written himself into history in a way that satisfied the image he had of himself as a natural, artistic aristocrat.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Faulkner; William Faulkner; William Faulkner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Railey
ISBN: 0817357270 9780817357276
OCLC Number: 819330474
Description: xviii, 213 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Faulkner's Mississippi: ideology and Southern history --
Faulkner's ideology: ideology and subjectivity --
The sound and the fury: Faulkner's birth into history --
Sanctuary: the social psychology of paternalism --
As I lay dying and Light in August: the social realities of liberalism --
Absalom, Absalom! and natural aristocracy --
Absalom, Absalom! and the ideology of race --
The Snopes trilogy as social vision --
The Reivers: imaginary resolutions and utopian yearnings.
Responsibility: Kevin Railey.

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Railey uses a materialist critical approach to argue that Faulkner'sobsession with history and his struggle with specific ideologies affecting southern society and his family guided his development as an artist. Faulkner may have written himself into history in a way that satisfied the image he had of himself as a natural, artistic aristocrat.

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Railey s systematic study identifies and historicizes Faulkner s special authorial ideology, an ideology that closely resembles the notion of natural aristocracy articulated in America by Thomas Read more...

 
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