William Faulkner: Self-Presentation and Performance

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University of Texas Press, 2000 - 255 páginas
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Review: "In this book, James Watson draws on the entire Faulkner canon, including letters and even photographs, to decipher the complicated ways in which Faulkner put himself forth through written performances and displays based in and expressive of his emotional biography. The topics Watson treats include the overtly performative aspects of The Sound and the Fury and related manuscripts and privately written records of Faulkner's life, the ways in which his complicated marriage and his relationships to male mentors underlie recurring motifs in his fiction such as marriage and fatherhood, his reading of Melville, Hawthorne, and Thoreau, and his working out through them the problematics of authorial sovereignty, his presentation of himself as "Old Moster," the artist-God of his fictional cosmos; and the complex of personal and epistolary relationships that lies behind novels from Soldiers' Pay to Requiem for a Nun."--Jacket

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Displaying an astonishing familiarity with every day of Faulkner's life and every line of his work, Watson (English, Univ. of Tulsa) demonstrates that, from the beginning of his career, the ... Leer comentario completo

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James G. Watson is Professor of English at the University of Tulsa.

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