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William Faulkner : the abstract and the actual

Author: Panthea Reid
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [1974]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author carefully elucidates Faulkner's sense that art is transcendent, existing as "a vital abstraction whose connections with the "motion, which is life" are severed."
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Faulkner; William Faulkner; William Faulkner; Faulkner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Panthea Reid
ISBN: 0807100838 9780807100837
OCLC Number: 1250587
Description: xviii, 222 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Abstraction and aesthetics. The milieu: delineating things ; The alternative: sublimating the actual --
Abstraction and inauthenticity. Evading: becoming impervious to actuality ; Objectifying: the abstraction nailed in a box ; Codifying: the abstraction held symmetrical above the flesh ; Conceptualizing: the abstraction grasped as a fine dead sound --
Abstraction and authenticity. Authenticity: you would not escape even if you had the choice ; Abstraction: shapes and sounds as means to truth.
Responsibility: Panthea Reid Broughton.
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The author carefully elucidates Faulkner's sense that art is transcendent, existing as "a vital abstraction whose connections with the "motion, which is life" are severed."

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