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Games of Property: Law, Race, Gender, and Faulkner's Go Down, Moses

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ISBN: 082233139X
Издательство: Duke University Press
Год издания: 2003
Страниц: 339
Book DescriptionIn Games of Property, distinguished critic Thadious M. Davis provides a dazzling set of readings of William Faulkner?s Go Down, Moses?sometimes characterized as a novel, sometimes as a collection of stories?that offers a deep understanding of the interrelationship between the treatment of persons as property and the perception of laws, social forms, and rituals as games. She argues that the book, published in 1942, ranks among Faulkner?s finest and most accomplished works. Linking it to Dred Scott and a host of other legal cases, she shows how the law permeates Go Down, Moses, and, in so doing, she simultaneously enriches interpretations of Faulkner?s fiction and understandings of the power and scope of property law. The stories in Go Down, Moses span from the 1830s into the 1940s?the period during which enslaved persons went from being defined as property to being freed persons and citizens under the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and...
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