Faulkner and His Contemporaries (Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Series)
Joseph R. UrgoISBN: 1578066794;
Book DescriptionEssays by Houston A. Baker, Jr., Deborah Clarke, Grace Elizabeth Hale, W. Kenneth Holditch, M. Thomas Inge and Donaria Romeiro Carvalho Inge, Donald M. Kartiganer, George Monteiro, Daniele Pitavy-Souques, Peggy Whitman Prenshaw,Merrill Maguire Skaggs, Joseph R. Urgo. Although he spent the bulk of his life in Oxford, Mississippi?far removed from the intellectual centers of modernism and the writers who created it?William Faulkner (1897-1962) proved to be one of theAmerican novelists who most comprehensively grasped modernism. In his fiction he tested its tenets in the most startling and insightful ways. What, then, did such contemporaries as Ernest Hemingway, Eudora Welty, and Walker Evans think of his work? How did his times affect and accept what he wrote? "Faulkner and His Contemporaries" explores the relationship between the Nobel laureate, ensconced in his "postage stamp of native soil," and the contemporary world of letters within...
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