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Faulkner: A Collection of Critical Essays
Faulkner A Collection of Critical Essays Author:William Faulkner In a remarkable series of novels that seem an autobiography of the speechless land itself, William Faulkner carried on his exporation of the Southern past and the continuing implications of that past, laying bare the ancient conflict between the traditional and the anti-traditional, the landed and the dispossessed, the ethically responsible and ... more »the self-interested, the conservators and the exploiters, that reached its climax in the death struggle between the tribes of Sartoris and Snopes.
Among these early searching essays selected and introduced by Pulitzer-prize-winning poet, novelist, and critic Robert Penn Warren, some rebuke Faulkner as faulty grammarian and undisciplined thinker; many others praise him for his mastery of an elaborate method of withheld meaning and delayed disclosure. The twenty-three essays are supplemented by fifteen notes and comments from an exceptionally wide range of contemporary critics, Continenal as well as English and American. They further illuminate the achievement of a great American writer whose work encouraged his fellow citizens to discover their identity as Southerners and led other men the world over to examine the meaning of their own humanity.« less