William Faulkner: a literary life

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New York, May 15, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 197 pages
Despite all the biographical studies devoted to William Faulkner, there are still many fundamental contradictions in the way he is perceived. He has been described as a creator of worlds e la Dickens and as one of postmodernism's avatars, as indifferent to the intellectual currents of his time and as profoundly indebted to them, as deeply insightful about issues like race, class, and gender and as someone who merely reflects contemporary anxieties about them. A concise and focused study ofFaulkner's literature and life that will& help readers sort through the questions raised by his work and by the voluminous response to it.

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Contents

Introduction
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Early Faulkner
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Major Achievement I 36
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Copyright

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About the author (2008)

David Rampton is Professor of English at the University of Ottawa. His publications include Vladimir Nabokov: A Critical Study of the Novels (CUP, 1984), Vladimir Nabokov (Macmillan, 1993), Prose Models (co-ed., HBJ, 1989 - 2nd ed).