William Faulkner: The Yoknapatawpha Country
Hailed by critics and scholars as the most valuable study of Faulkner's fiction, Cleanth Brooks's William Faulkner: The Yoknapatawpha Country explores the Mississippi writer's fictional county and the commanding role it played in so much of his work. Brooks shows that Faulkner's strong attachment to his region, with its rich particularity and deep sense of community, gave him a special vantage point from which to view the modern world.
Books's consideration of such novels as Light in August, The Unvanquished, As I Lay Dying, and Intruder in the Dust shows the ways in which Faulkner used Yoknapatawpha County to examine the characteristic themes of the twentieth century. Contending that a complete understanding of Faulkner's writing cannot be had without a thorough grasp of fictional detail, Brooks gives careful attention to "what happens: In the Yoknapatawpha novels. He also includes useful genealogies of Faulkner's fictional clans and a character index.
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Faulkner as Nature Poet
The Community and the Pariah Light in August
The Old Order The Unvanquished
Southern Exposure Sartoris
Discovery of Evil Sanctuary and Requiem for a Nun
Odyssey of the Bundrens As I Lay Dying
The Story of the McCaslins Go Down Moses
The Community in Action Intruder in the Dust
History and the Sense of the Tragic
Man Time and Eternity The Sound and the Fury
The World of William Faulkner The Reivers