A Reader's Guide to William Faulkner Author:Edmond L. Volpe Three years in the making, this is the most complete and detailed guide to the novels of William Faulkner ever written. Unlike other treatments of Faulkner, this book is designed specifically as a help and guide to reading and appreciation. Both clear and scholarly, the treatment of each of Faulkner's novels from Soldiers' Pay to The Reivers en... more »ables the intelligent reader to organize each novel in his own mind, and thus come to a complete understand of the words of one of the very greatest American writers.
The Guide is organized in three sections:
Part I - Introduction: Faulkner genealogy; biography of the author; Faulkner's subjects and themes; discussion of narrative structure and techniques; style
Part II - Analysis and explication of: Soldiers' Pay; Mosuitoes; Sartoris; The Unvanquished; The Sound and the Fury; As I Lay Dying; Light in August; Pylon; Absalom, Absalom!; The Wild Palms; Go Down, Moses; Intruder in the Dust; Requiem for a Nun; A Fable; The Hamlet, the Town, the Mansion (the last three combining into one book); and The Reivers. Some of the most complicated novels, The Sound and the Fury, for example, are analyzed several different ways.
Part III - Appendix, Notes, Tables of Chronology, Bibliography, Index« less