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Polk, Noel

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Works: 211 works in 526 publications in 2 languages and 15,401 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  History  Concordances  Bibliography  Manuscripts  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Annotator, Commentator for written text, Other, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: PS3511.A86, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Noel Polk
Sanctuary : the original text by William Faulkner( Book )
14 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 844 libraries worldwide
Skildring af et gangstermiljø i de amerikanske sydstater
Children of the dark house : text and context in Faulkner by Noel Polk( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 libraries worldwide
This book collects choice selections of his Faulkner criticism from the past fifteen years. Its publication and underscores the significance of Polk's indispensable work in Faulkner studies, both in criticism and in the editing of Faulkner's texts. In the title essay, his focus is mainly upon the context of Freudian themes, expressly in the works written between 1927 and 1932, the period in which Faulkner wrote and ultimately revised Sanctuary, a novel to which Polk has given concentrated study during his distinguished career. He has connected the literature with the life in a way not achieved in previous criticism. Although other critics, notably John T. Irwin and Andre Bleikasten, have explored Oedipal themes, neither perceived them operating so completely at the center of Faulkner's work as Polk does in this essay
New essays on The Sound and the fury by Noel Polk( Book )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
Faulkner's Requiem for a nun : a critical study by Noel Polk( Book )
13 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 libraries worldwide
Intertextuality in Faulkner by International colloquium on Faulkner( Book )
10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
Reading Faulkner. glossary and commentary by Stephen M Ross( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Faulkner and Welty and the southern literary tradition by Noel Polk( Book )
13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
As one of the preeminent scholars of southern literature, Noel Polk has delivered lectures, written journal articles and essays, and discussed the rich legacy of the South's literary heritage around the world for over three decades. His work on William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Walker Percy, and other writers is incisive and groundbreaking. His essays in Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition maintain an abiding interest in Polk's major area of literary study: the relationship between the smaller units of construction in a literary work and the work's larger themes. The analysis of this interplay between commas and dashes, curious occlusions, passages, and characters who have often gone unnoticed in the critical discourse--the bricks and mortar, as it were--and a work's grand design is a crucial aspect of Polk's scholarship. Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition collects Polk's essays from the late-1970s to 2005. Featuring an introduction that places Faulkner and Welty at the center of the South's literary heritage, the volume asks useful, probing questions about southern literature and provides insightful analysis. Noel Polk is professor of English at Mississippi State University and editor of the Mississippi Quarterly . From 1981 to 2006, he edited the Library of America's complete edition of William Faulkner's novels. He is the author of Outside the Southern Myth ; Children of the Dark House: Text and Context in Faulkner ; and Eudora Welty: A Bibliography of Her Work
An anthology of Mississippi writers by Noel Polk( Book )
5 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 libraries worldwide
Eudora Welty--a bibliography of her work by Noel Polk( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
This full-dress bibliography of the works of one of America's greatest writers contains essential information for all serious scholars of Eudora Welty and her long and distinguished career. It is a complete record of the rich treasury of the various physical forms in which her books have been published and reprinted over the course of her long life in professional writing. Her career, begun in 1936 when she published her first short story in a "little magazine"' in Ohio, has flourished, along with her growing stature as a major figure in world literature, with an ever-increasing proliferation of new editions and foreign translations. For more than twenty years Noel Polk has been one of the leading scholars of Welty's works. During these two decades he has compiled this definitive catalog in which he details the casing, colors, size, paper type, binding format, and dust jacket of each book and analyzes the various editions, printings, states, and issues of each title. He includes a history of the writing, editing, publishing, and printing of each book, compiled from publishers' and agents' records. Polk divides the bibliography into two chronological sections. The first focuses on Welty's books. The other focuses of her publications in magazines, her fiction and nonfiction prose contributions to books other than her own, and her juvenilia, book reviews, dust-jacket blurbs, poetry, and photographic work. The bibliography includes a list of translations of Welty's works into other languages. An appendix, "A Eudora Welty Publishing Log," chronologically lists extracts from the bibliography that demonstrate the intimate interconnection of all facets of Welty's extraordinary career
Faulkner and war : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2001 by Noel Polk( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
An editorial handbook for William Faulkner's The sound and the fury by Noel Polk( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Novels, 1957-1962 : the town ; The mansion ; The reivers by William Faulkner( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Presents the final three novels of William Faulkner
Reading Faulkner. glossary and commentary by Joseph R Urgo( Book )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
"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, demanding prose style, and its haunting dramatization of the South's intricate, demanding history make it a masterpiece of twentieth-century American literature." "Reading Faulkner: Absalom, Absalom! offers a close examination and interpretation of the novel. Here difficult words and cultural terms that might prove to be a problem for general readers are explained and keyed to page numbers in the definitive Faulkner text (Library of America and Vintage editions). The authors place Faulkner's novel in its historical context, while also connecting it to his other works."--Jacket
Mississippi's Piney Woods : a human perspective ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Natchez before 1830 ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
"The papers gathered here are those delivered in Natchez, Mississippi, January 15-17, 1987, at the second of the L.O. Crosby, Jr., Memorial Lectures in Mississippi Culture ..."--Introd., p. ix
The sound and the fury : a concordance to the novel by Noel Polk( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and Italian and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Requiem for a nun : a concordance to the novel by Noel Polk( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Sanctuary by William Faulkner( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
The sound and the fury by William Faulkner( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
First published in 1929, Faulkner created his "heart's darling," the beautiful and tragic Caddy Compson, whose story Faulkner told through separate monologues by her three brothers-the idiot Benjy, the neurotic suicidal Quentin and the monstrous Jason
The town : a concordance to the novel by Noel Polk( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
 
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