Bookcover of Faulkner’s Text as a Work of Mourning
Booktitle:

Faulkner’s Text as a Work of Mourning

Elements of Elegy in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, Absalom, Absalom!, and Requiem for a Nun

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2009-05-19 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-14723-0

ISBN-10:
3639147235
EAN:
9783639147230
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
The book offers a reading of Faulkner’s novels through the prism of elegy, in an attempt to solve the as yet unsettled clash between Faulkner’s dark subject matter and the wonderful poetry used for its narration. Diverting the focus of attention from the dominant tragic elements in Faulkner’s novels to the antithetical voice of peaceful elegy hidden beyond them, it exposes unexpected continuities between traditional elegy and Faulkner’s modern prose. Intertwining the psychological with the aesthetic, the book provides new insights into the meaning and function of Faulkner’s recurrent refrains, and groups them together, for the first time, as markers of a particular genre that struggles with loss. Specifically, it examines As I Lay Dying, Absalom, Absalom!, and Requiem for a Nun as Faulkner’s “prose elegies”, and shows how, by writing these novels, Faulkner was redefining his art and language, and himself as a writer. The book will be especially useful to Faulkner scholars, students, and readers, or anyone who finds interest in artistic procedures, and in the angle at which rhetoric devices and resurrective practices are juxtaposed.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Nehama Baker
Number of pages:
288
Published at:
2009-05-19
Stock:
Available
Category:
Language and literature science
Price:
79.00 €
Keywords:
Faulkner ; As I Lay Dying ; Absalom, Absalom! ; Requiem for a Nun ; elegy ; prose elegy ; mourning ; work of mourning ; genre ; resurrective practice, Absalom! ; Requiem for a Nun ; elegy ; prose elegy ; mourning ; work of mourning ; genre ; resurrective practice

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