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The Saddest Words: William Faulkner's Civil War

The Saddest Words: William Faulkner's Civil War

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With this "rich, complex, and eloquent" (Drew Gilpin Faust, Atlantic) work, Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Gorra charts the evolution of an author through his most cherished--and contested--novels. Given the undeniable echoes of "Lost Cause" romanticism in William Faulkner's fiction, as well as his depiction of Black characters and Black speech, Gorra argues convincingly that Faulkner demands a sobering reevaluation. Upending previous critical traditions and interweaving biography, literary criticism, and rich travelogue, the widely acclaimed The Saddest Words recontextualizes Faulkner, revealing a civil war within him, while examining the most plangent cultural issues facing American literature today.

Author: Michael Gorra
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Published: 10/05/2021
Pages: 448
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9781324091011

About the Author
Gorra, Michael: - The author of Portrait of Novel, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Michael Gorra is the Mary Augusta Jordan Professor of English Language and Literature at Smith College and the editor of the Norton Critical Editions of As I Lay Dying and The Sound and the Fury.

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