William Faulkner s As I Lay Dying

William Faulkner s As I Lay Dying
Author: Wendy Ellen Waisala
Publsiher: Research & Education Assoc.
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780878910595
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

William Faulkner s As I Lay Dying Book Excerpt:

REA's MAXnotes for William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

The Secret History of Faulkner s As I Lay Dying

The Secret History of Faulkner s As I Lay Dying
Author: Stephanie Kenrose,Stephanie, MFA Kenrose
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 45
Release: 2009-08-13
ISBN: 055708802X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret History of Faulkner s As I Lay Dying Book Excerpt:

Faulkner's use of Christian Mythology and Southern folklore in As I Lay Dying is well documented. However, Addie Bundren's journey to her burial plot parallels the travels of the dead in the Aztec myths of the gloomy underworld of Mictlan too closely to be explained by coincidence. This book explains some of the major similarities between the myths and AILD, and will suggest places where Faulkner may have obtained his source material.

As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying
Author: Katie Miller
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2012-05-23
ISBN: 1468575708
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

As I Lay Dying Book Excerpt:

Emily Hampton led a perfect life. Perfect family, perfect boyfriend, perfect everything--until the night she graduated high school and everything changed. Now she's left with unanswered questions that she has to bear alone. When the new guy in town shows up at her front door, she falls head over heels. But when she discovers he's not entirely human, she wonders what his connection is to the recent events in her life. And as the people around her start to die, she faces challenges on who she can trust and who it is that's targeting her next.

Family Dysfunction in William Faulkner s As I Lay Dying

Family Dysfunction in William Faulkner s As I Lay Dying
Author: Claudia Durst Johnson
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2013-04-16
ISBN: 073776385X
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Dysfunction in William Faulkner s As I Lay Dying Book Excerpt:

When the matriarch of the Bundren family dies, her family must confront the daunting task of transporting her body across the state of Mississippi for burial in her hometown. As they embark on this journey, with the coffin in tow, they face several trials and tribulations that not only complicate their travel but also highlight the innate dysfunction of the family's complex dynamic. This comprehensive volume explores the themes of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying through the lens of family dysfunction, offering readers a critical look at the intersection between literature and sociology. The book examines Faulkner's life and influences and explores concepts such as the role of maternal influence and sibling rivalry within the novel and within the broader context of society. Chapters also offer a contemporary perspective on family dysfunction through discussion of topics such as the effects of emotional neglect and the role of maternal instincts.

As I Lay Dying MAXNotes Literature Guides

As I Lay Dying  MAXNotes Literature Guides
Author: Wendy Ellen Waisala
Publsiher: Research & Education Assoc.
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2015-04-24
ISBN: 0738673331
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

As I Lay Dying MAXNotes Literature Guides Book Excerpt:

REA's MAXnotes for William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

As We Lay Dying

As We Lay Dying
Author: Sarah Mei-Wen Liu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Death in literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

As We Lay Dying Book Excerpt:

As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying
Author: William Faulkner
Publsiher: West Point, N.Y. : Faulkner Concordance Advisory Board ; Ann Arbor, Mich. : produced and distributed on demand by University Microfilms International
Total Pages: 428
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Faulkner

Faulkner
Author: Doreen Fowler
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780813919782
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faulkner Book Excerpt:

Fowler exposes psychic conflicts that drive Faulkner's fiction and posits from them an underlying tension between the desire for difference and wholeness, between the mother and the father, between the living body and death.

As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying
Author: William Faulkner
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2000-11-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

As I Lay Dying Book Excerpt:

The members of a Southern family contribute their individual tribulations to this encompassing impression of rural poverty.

Critical Companion to William Faulkner

Critical Companion to William Faulkner
Author: A. Nicholas Fargnoli,Michael Golay
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1438108591
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Companion to William Faulkner Book Excerpt:

As I Lay Dying; Light in August; The Sound and the Fury; Absalom, Absalom!; "The Bear"; and many others.

Philosophical Approaches to Literature

Philosophical Approaches to Literature
Author: Mary Jewett Gaiser Professor of English William E Cain
Publsiher: Bucknell University Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1984
ISBN: 9780838750551
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophical Approaches to Literature Book Excerpt:

This volume presents eleven new essays that reveal how significant nineteenth-and twentieth-century writers have drawn from, and in some cases, opposed major trends in philosophy. Essays in this collection deal with Tennyson, Coleridge, Woolf, Faulkner, De Quincey, Beckett, romance as a genre, the state of contemporary literary theory as shaped by the writings of Wittgenstein, Ricoeur and Derrida, and other topics.

Nobody s Home

Nobody s Home
Author: Arnold Weinstein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1993-03-11
ISBN: 9780195344820
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nobody s Home Book Excerpt:

Nobody's Home is a bold view of the American novel from its beginnings to the contemporary scene. Focusing on some of the deepest instincts of American life and culture--individual liberty, freedom of speech, constructing a life--Arnold Weinstein brilliantly sketches the remarkable career of the American self in some of the major works of the past one hundred fifty years. Weinstein contends that American writers are haunted by the twin specters of the self as a mirage, as Nobody, and by the brutal forces of culture and ideology that deny selfhood to people on the basis of money, sex, and color of skin. His central thesis is that language makes possible freedoms and accomplishments that are achievable in no other realm, and that American fiction is a fascinating record of the human fight against coercion, of the kinds of maneuvering room that we may find in life and in art. This study is unique in several respects: it offers some of the keenest readings of major American texts that have ever been written, including some of the most significant works of the past decades, and it fashions a rich and supple view of the American novel as a writerly form of freedom, in sharp contrast to today's critical emphasis on blindness and co-option.

A William Faulkner Encyclopedia

A William Faulkner Encyclopedia
Author: Robert W. Hamblin,Charles A. Peek
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 490
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780313298516
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A William Faulkner Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

In a distillation of the extensive research on William Faulkner and his work, Hamblin and Peek's book is an authoritative guide to the author's life, literature, and legacy. Arranged alphabetically, the entries in this reference discuss Faulkner's works and major characters and themes, as well as the literary and cultural contexts in which his texts were conceived, written, and published. There are also entries for relatives, friends, and other persons important to Faulkner's biography; historical events, persons, and places; social and cultural developments; and literary and philosophical terms and movements. Entries are written by expert contributors and most provide bibliographic information for further study. The volume closes with a bibliography and detailed index.

Textual Bodies

Textual Bodies
Author: Michael Kaufmann
Publsiher: Bucknell University Press
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780838752609
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textual Bodies Book Excerpt:

"Many have commented on the unusual appearance of modernist novels, but few have bothered to examine what part is played by the unusual typography, paginal arrangement, and binding in the works themselves. Examining Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, Stein's Tender Buttons, Joyce's Finnegans Wake, and William Gass's Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife, Michael Kaufmann shows how these writers exposed the printed surface of their works and eventually made the print a part of the fiction itself." "Earlier English novels always presented themselves as printed artifacts - letters, diaries, logs - but by the nineteenth century, writers played down the physical form of the novel, positing the book as a space for tale-telling and not of reading. Print was simply the transparent medium that delivered the tale. In the twentieth century, modernist writers were aware that print had been subtly shaping language and consciousness, so they felt the necessity for exposing the printed page. To make readers aware of the print itself, modernists broke up the conventional arrangements of the page and the book." "Kaufmann shows the gradual opening of the "iconic space" of the novel from Faulkner and Stein to Joyce and Gass. Stein breaks with the conventional arrangement in Tender Buttons to split the husk of "meaning" that words had acquired through use. Her apparent nonsense turned out to be the only way she could find to make sense. Faulkner and Joyce employ a more conventional paginal arrangement, but bring their narratives into the space of the page. As I Lay Dying speaks itself, physically enacting the narrative. The enactment calls attention to the printed surface and shows the composed rows of interchangeable type comprising the narrative. In Finnegans Wake Joyce overuses the conventions of print until they become visible as conventions. Readers see fully the various textual spaces of the book - alphabetic, lexical, paginal, and compositional. More spectacularly, the paginal space becomes narratival space; the printed characters on the page are the fictional characters." "The final novel studied, Gass's Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife, meditates on its fictions, especially the fictions of its physical form, its body. Gass uses the textual space of the novel with a thoroughness similar to Joyce's. The book, the wife, sounds a simultaneous delight and despair at the form that gives her the visible body of language but which also encloses her bodiless voice in a skin of print." "Recognizing the printed body of the modernist text as one of its defining features, argues Kaufmann, helps define high modernism, and identifies the modernist strain of some writers considered postmodernist."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Faulkner and ideology

Faulkner and ideology
Author: Donald M. Kartiganer, Ann J. Abadie
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 358
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9781617033858
Category: Literature and society
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faulkner and ideology Book Excerpt:

Faulkner and War

Faulkner and War
Author: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference (28th : 2001 : University of Mississippi)
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781578065592
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faulkner and War Book Excerpt:

A critical exploration of the effects and influence of America's wars upon the works of the Nobel Prize laureate

Banned in the U S A

Banned in the U S A
Author: Herbert N. Foerstel
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780313311666
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Banned in the U S A Book Excerpt:

Looks at censorship in American schools and libraries, and includes a section of the fifty most banned books from 1996 through 2000, including newcomer Harry Potter.

Ordinary Enchantments

Ordinary Enchantments
Author: Wendy B. Faris
Publsiher: Vanderbilt University Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780826514424
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ordinary Enchantments Book Excerpt:

Ordinary Enchantments investigates magical realism as the most important trend in contemporary international fiction, defines its characteristics and narrative techniques, and proposes a new theory to explain its significance. In the most comprehensive critical treatment of this literary mode to date, Wendy B. Faris discusses a rich array of examples from magical realist novels around the world, including the work not only of Latin American writers like Gabriel Garcia Marquez, but also of authors like Salman Rushdie, Gunter Grass, Toni Morrison, and Ben Okri. Faris argues that by combining realistic representation with fantastic elements so that the marvelous seems to grow organically out of the ordinary, magical realism destabilizes the dominant form of realism based on empirical definitions of reality, gives it visionary power, and thus constitutes what might be called a "remystification" of narrative in the West. Noting the radical narrative heterogeneity of magical realism, the author compares its cultural role to that of traditional shamanic performance, which joins the worlds of daily life and that of the spirits. Because of that capacity to bridge different worlds, magical realism has served as an effective decolonizing agent, providing the ground for marginal voices, submerged traditions, and emergent literatures to develop and create masterpieces. At the same time, this process is not limited to postcolonial situations but constitutes a global trend that replenishes realism from within. In addition to describing what many consider to be the progressive cultural work of magical realism, Faris also confronts the recent accusation that magical realism and its study as a global phenomenon can be seen as a form of commodification and an imposition of cultural homogeneity. And finally, drawing on the narrative innovations and cultural scenarios that magical realism enacts, she extends those principles toward issues of gender and the possibility of a female element within magical realism.

As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying
Author: Dianne C. Luce
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 119
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Grotesque

The Grotesque
Author: Harold Bloom,Blake Hobby
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0791098028
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grotesque Book Excerpt:

Explores the literary theme of the grotesque in twenty essays exploring works of authors as varied as Aristophanes, Nikolai Gogol, Edgar Allan Poe, and Flannery O'Connor.