Published February 1988
by Univ Pr of Mississippi (Txt) .
Written in English
|Contributions||Doreen Fowler (Editor), Ann J. Abadie (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||290|
These essays, originally presented by Faulkner scholars, black and white, male and female, at the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, the thirteenth in a series of conferences held on the Oxford campus of the University of Mississippi, explore the relationship between Faulkner and : Doreen Fowler. Race in Faulkner's Novels One of the most debated questions about Faulkner, particularly since the last third of the 20th century, has been his attitude towards blacks. In the best-case scenario, we can say that Faulkner, born in , was a product of his time and place, the Mississippi of his birth and heritage. The essays in this volume address William Faulkner and the issue of race. Faulkner resolutely has probed the deeply repressed psychological dimensions of race, asking in novel after novel the. Looks at how racial identity is produced in novels by James, Faulkner and Morrison and makes the non-essentialist argument that "race" becomes visible to .
Surprisingly, considering that Williamson authored the excellent Crucible of Race, this book was shorter on relating Faulkner to southern history than on relating Faulkener's sexual history. Long stretches are more about Faulkner and his various mistresses than about Faulkner and southern history (there's even some rather strained meanderings on homosexuality).Reviews: 8. Faulkner is one of America’s greatest writers, and one of his central subjects is race. But can Faulkner, a white Southerner, the great-grandson of a slave owner, or, for that matter, can any white man enter a black consciousness or render accurately black lives? Opinions vary. The novels of Toni Morrison and William Faulkner join together to form the most remarkable meditations on race written by American novelists in the century just ended. Both write as they must—he from a segregated Southern world of the s and s, she from the vantage point of civil rights turmoil in the s and Black Power in the s. The longer that remains the case, the more vital this book grows, for Faulkner is one of the great explorers of that madness. The novel is about even more than that in the end.
Faulkner and Race by Doreen Fowler, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(3). The essays in this volume address William Faulkner and the issue of race. Faulkner resolutely has probed the deeply repressed psychological dimensions of race, asking in novel after novel the perplexing question: what does blackness signify in a predominantly white society?Brand: University Press of Mississippi. There is a much keener racial awareness at work ten years later, however, in Faulkner's novel of the war of Northern aggression, The Unvanquished (). This novel at times works more indirectly, though, as if Faulkner was himself still shy at showing racist thought, racist tension, and racist tragedy. Among the results of the attention to gender in Faulkner studies is a fresh sense of fictional character as a site of multiple, sometimes clashing, personae, each gender role a signifier threatening to float free, speaking the reigning discourse, but always with a touch of conscious or unconscious parody.