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Absalom, Absalom! (Critical Insights)


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Publisher Comments:

The purpose of this collection of essays is to provide the reader who has read or is about to read William Faulkner's novel with as much of a multi-faceted perspective as space will allow. Original essays include a close reading of the novel from the critical standpoint of feminist theory, an analysis of the novel's cultural and historical context and a discussion of the critical reception of Absalom, Absalom The carefully chosen previously published essays provide a wide range of perspectives on such subjects as theme, protagonists, feminism, storytelling, race, style, Civil War, and time, among others.

Book News Annotation:

Madden (Louisiana State U.) and other literature scholars from the US and France, as well as a religion scholar, present 18 essays (new and previously published) on Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner. After a description of Faulkner's life and works and readings of the novel in its cultural-historical context, in comparison to The Great Gatsby and All the King's Men, its critical reception, and in terms of feminist theory, 10 previously published essays consider topics such as its theme, protagonists, feminism, race, storytelling, prose style, the Civil War, and time. Others compare the novel to Toni Morrison's Beloved and discuss it alongside The Sound and the Fury. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Madden, David
Salem Press
Literary Criticism : General
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