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William Faulkner, American writer : a biography

Author: Frederick R Karl
Publisher: New York : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A biography of the storytelling genius of Faulkner, examining his Southern heritage, his life, and his work.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: William Faulkner; William Faulkner; William Faulkner; William Faulkner; William Faulkner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick R Karl
ISBN: 1555840884 9781555840884 057114991X 9780571149919
OCLC Number: 17841999
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 1131 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., geneal. table ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: History, Memories, Language: 1. Overview --
2. Background s --
3. The beginnings of imagination --
4. Estelle, Phil and War --
Part II: The New Man: 5. William Faulkner of Oxford --
6. Where to? --
7. The center of indifference --
8. The Wasteland --
9. Into the den --
10. Perceiving himself --
Part III: The Transformation of William Faulkner : 11. The Sound and the fury --
12. The depts of Yoknapatawpha --
13. Annus Mirabilis and thereafter --
14. Into the mouth of Cannon --
15. Anti-Eden --
16. Air and airless --
Part IV: From War to Shining War: 17. The death of Absalom --
18. Anguish --
19. Midcareer --
20. Midcareer: at war --
21. Midcareer: The Hollywood War --
22. Postbellum --
Part V: Fame, Fortune and Fear: 23. Post-portable --
24. The prize --
25. After the prize --
26. Walking the edge --
27. Approaching a sixty-year-old smiling man --
28 Remaking the past, retelling the story --
Part VI: There We Are: 29. Inhabiting the mansion --
30. From Oxford to eternity.
Responsibility: Frederick R. Karl.

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