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William Faulkner : self-presentation and performance

Author: James G Watson
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2000
Series: Literary modernism series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. edView all editions and formats
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Review: "In this book, James Watson draws on the entire Faulkner canon, including letters and even photographs, to decipher the complicated ways in which Faulkner put himself forth through written performances and displays based in and expressive of his emotional biography. The topics Watson treats include the overtly performative aspects of The Sound and the Fury and related manuscripts and privately written  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Correspondence
Named Person: William Faulkner
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James G Watson
ISBN: 0292791313 ) 9780292791312 ((alk. paper)
OCLC Number: 1005620713
Description: xvi, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. Self-Presentation and Performance --
II. Photographs, Letters, and Fictions --
III. Marriage Matters --
IV. Who's Your Old Man? --
V. Stage Manager --
VI. Old Moster
Series Title: Literary modernism series
Responsibility: by James G. Watson
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Review: "In this book, James Watson draws on the entire Faulkner canon, including letters and even photographs, to decipher the complicated ways in which Faulkner put himself forth through written performances and displays based in and expressive of his emotional biography. The topics Watson treats include the overtly performative aspects of The Sound and the Fury and related manuscripts and privately written records of Faulkner's life, the ways in which his complicated marriage and his relationships to male mentors underlie recurring motifs in his fiction such as marriage and fatherhood, his reading of Melville, Hawthorne, and Thoreau, and his working out through them the problematics of authorial sovereignty, his presentation of himself as "Old Moster," the artist-God of his fictional cosmos; and the complex of personal and epistolary relationships that lies behind novels from Soldiers' Pay to Requiem for a Nun."--Jacket

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