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Reading Faulkner : Absalom, Absalom!.

Author: Joseph R Urgo; Noel Polk
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Absalom, Absalom! has long been regarded as one of William Faulkner's most difficult, dense, and multilayered novels. It is, on one level, the story of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. He was a man, Faulkner said, "who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him." On another level, the book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph R Urgo; Noel Polk
ISBN: 9781604734355 1604734353 1282503022 9781282503021
OCLC Number: 609863386
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages)
Contents: CONTENTS; SERIES PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; HOW TO USE THIS BOOK; Absalom, Absalom!: GLOSSARY AND COMMENTARY; WORKS CITED; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z.

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Absalom, Absalom! has long been regarded as one of William Faulkner's most difficult, dense, and multilayered novels. It is, on one level, the story of Thomas Sutpen, an enigmatic stranger who came to Jefferson in the early 1830s to wrest his mansion out of the muddy bottoms of the north Mississippi wilderness. He was a man, Faulkner said, "who wanted sons and the sons destroyed him." On another level, the book narrates the tragedy that befalls the entire Sutpen family and that tragedy's legacy that continues well into the twentieth century and beyond. The novel's intricate, demandin.

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