The last fifty years have witnessed a never-ending flow of
criticism of William Faulkner and his fiction. While this book
touches on the prevailing critical theory, it concentrates on a
number of fresh observations on themes and motifs that place
William Faulkner s fiction in general, regional, global and
universal contexts of American and Western literature. Paying
special attention to themes and motifs of racism, sexism, women's
education, myths and stereotypes to mention just a few the book
analyzes Faulkner s ability to write and to be read within and
beyond his native keystone his South. Coming from a non
US-Americanist perspective, this contribution to the scholarly
literature on William Faulkner discusses his best-known novels,
contends that regionalism, internationalism and universalism are
the context of his fiction and argues for feminist, post-colonial,
and psychoanalytical approaches to it. The book is intended for
scholars in the field of American literature, American Studies and
Southern Studies as it covers the South s complex history, its
peculiar cultural institutions and the daunting body of
international critical studies that has flourished around the
novels during the last five decades. Graduate students will also
find this book useful as it analyzes and interprets the novels and
short stories of one of the greatest American novelists of the 20th
century in an easily understandable way, offering new and fresh
readings on (1) race and gender stereotypes present in American and
European culture and literature, (2) conventions of
family/genealogical fiction/drama and (3) universal life situations
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!