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By Robert W. Hamblin, Charles Peek

ISBN-10: 0313298513

ISBN-13: 9780313298516

Sometimes known as the yank Shakespeare, William Faulkner is understood for delivering poignant and exact renderings of the human , making a international of colourful characters in his fictional Yoknapatawpha County, and writing in a mode that's either specific and important. even though he's referred to as a Southern author, his charm transcends nearby or even nationwide limitations. when you consider that successful the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950, he has been the topic of greater than 5,000 scholarly books and articles. educational curiosity in his profession has been matched by means of well known acclaim, with a few of his works tailored for the cinema. This reference is an authoritative advisor to Faulkner's existence, literature, and legacy.

The encyclopedia contains approximately 500 alphabetically prepared entries for subject matters with regards to Faulkner and his international. integrated are entries for his works and significant characters and issues, in addition to the literary and cultural contexts within which his texts have been conceived, written, and released. There also are entries for family, buddies, and different individuals very important to Faulkner's biography; historic occasions, people, and locations; social and cultural advancements; and literary and philosophical phrases and routine. The entries are written by means of professional individuals who carry a extensive variety of views and adventure to their research of his paintings. Entries usually finish with feedback for extra interpreting, and the quantity closes with a bibliography and specified index.

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157–174. Terrell L. Tebbetts AVIATION. Faulkner manifested a keen interest in airplanes and aviation from the time he and his brothers, as young boys, sought to build and fly a makeshift plane in their parents’ backyard. In July 1918, attracted to the romantic, adventurous image of the World War I flyer, he enlisted in the Canadian branch of the Royal Air Force; he was still enrolled in the pilot training program in Toronto when the war ended a few months later. Not having earned his wings or fought in the war, however, did not deter Faulkner from returning home to Oxford, wearing a pilot’s uniform about town, and spreading stories about his participation in dogfights over Germany.

It was a Ford phaeton so old its glass windows were missing and its floorboards admitted views of the streets passing beneath. Mr. Bill, the speaker claimed, never 24 AUTOMOBILE got it out of second gear. Such neglect of his own automobile and perhaps of driving itself seems perfectly appropriate for a writer who treated automobiles with deep suspicion and neglect. Faulkner’s neglect can be startling: In two novels, automobiles that could advance the plot simply disappear. In Sanctuary, Gowan Stevens’s automobile, presumably still lying wrecked but identifiable at the scene of Tommy’s murder, seems to vanish.

Intertextuality in Faulkner, ed. Gresset and Polk. 144–157. Merrill, Robert. ’’ Mississippi Quarterly 47 (1994): 403–418. O’Donnell, Patrick. 1–2 (1991–1992): 83–94. Wadlington, Warwick. As I Lay Dying: Stories out of Stories. New York: Twayne, 1992. Charles A. Peek AUTOMOBILE. During the 1966 Yoknapatawpha Conference at the University of Mississippi, a physician who had ridden to school in a carpool with Jill Faulkner reminisced about the Faulkners’ automobile during the 1940s. It was a Ford phaeton so old its glass windows were missing and its floorboards admitted views of the streets passing beneath.

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