By Robert W. Hamblin, Charles Peek
Sometimes known as the yankee Shakespeare, William Faulkner is understood for offering poignant and actual renderings of the human , making a international of colourful characters in his fictional Yoknapatawpha County, and writing in a mode that's either certain and important. notwithstanding he's referred to as a Southern author, his allure transcends nearby or even nationwide barriers. for the reason 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 consultant to Faulkner's lifestyles, literature, and legacy.
The encyclopedia contains approximately 500 alphabetically prepared entries for issues on the topic of Faulkner and his global. incorporated are entries for his works and significant characters and issues, in addition to the literary and cultural contexts during which his texts have been conceived, written, and released. There also are entries for family members, neighbors, and different people vital to Faulkner's biography; historic occasions, folks, and areas; social and cultural advancements; and literary and philosophical phrases and hobbies. The entries are written via specialist participants who carry a huge diversity of views and event to their research of his paintings. Entries in most cases finish with feedback for extra studying, and the amount closes with a bibliography and designated index.
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New York: Garland Publishing, 1985. Fowler, Doreen. 1–2 (1988–1989): 113–125. Luce, Dianne C. Annotations to William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying. New York: Garland, 1990. Matthews, John T. 1 (1992): 69– 94. ———. ’’ 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.
Barnett seems to have served as a model for a number of Faulkner’s characters, including Simon Strother of Flags in the Dust, Ned McCaslin of The Reivers, and Lucas Beauchamp. FURTHER READING Hamblin, Robert W. ’’ Studies in Bibliography 32 (1979): 281–283. Darcy Schultz BARR, CAROLINE (c. 1855–1940), a black woman who was a lifelong Falkner family servant. ‘‘Mammy Callie,’’ as she was lovingly called by all who knew her, could not read or write, but she contributed greatly to William Faulkner’s literary background by telling him stories from memory on numerous topics.
Ed. Stephen Hahn and Arthur F. Kinney. New York: MLA, 1996. 68–72. Charles A. Peek ‘‘L’APRES-MIDI D’UN FAUNE,’’ Faulkner’s first published literary work, which appeared in the August 6, 1919 issue of the New Republic, is an adaptation of the pastoral poem L’Apre`s-midi d’un Faune (1876) by Ste´ phane Mallarme´ , leading theorist and poet of the French Symbolist movement. Faulkner’s poem utilizes faun/nymph imagery to describe the unfulfilled longing of the narrator for his beloved. Thus the poem introduces a theme that would become a near-constant in all of Faulkner’s subsequent work: the thwarted quest for a romanticized ideal.
A William Faulkner Encyclopedia by Robert W. Hamblin, Charles Peek