The Resource Dark house : William Faulkner and the making of Absalom, Absalom!, by John Robert Strawn

Dark house : William Faulkner and the making of Absalom, Absalom!, by John Robert Strawn

Label
Dark house : William Faulkner and the making of Absalom, Absalom!
Title
Dark house
Title remainder
William Faulkner and the making of Absalom, Absalom!
Statement of responsibility
by John Robert Strawn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study traces the composition of William Faulkner's ninth novel, Absalom, Absalom! Begun in February 1934 and published in October 1936, Absalom represents Faulkner's greatest artistic achievement. As Faulkner often said, the novel was difficult to write. Yet the book did not solely present artistic challenges, for as my "biography" of Absalom reveals, Faulkner also had to confront taxing personal and career problems during these turbulent years. In writing my account of Faulkner's composition of Absalom , I have incorporated the most important events in Faulkner's life as they relate to the book's history. Faulkner was a committed modernist, and from the late 1920s to mid 1930s, he proved to be America's most intrepid and experimental novelist, having developed a cosmopolitan aesthetic that he fully realizes in Absalom . He drew from multiple tributary texts, and I detail the extent to which Faulkner used previously written material and took it in daring new directions. Faulkner was also acutely aware of his own historicity and the extent to which his personal past was deeply involved with that of the Mississippi South, which he saw as marked by defeat but fatally flawed from within. This study explores the process by which Faulkner thematized his region's most fundamental tensions in Absalom , using narrative and aesthetic techniques that mark Faulkner as a preeminent innovator within the genre. While I incorporate biographies of Faulkner and such critical tools as the writer "authorizes," my primary emphasis is on tributary texts, manuscripts, revisions, the typescript setting copy, the first edition, and the 1986 corrected text of Absalom, Absalom! In addition, Faulkner's correspondence and lectures offer important research evidence. The final effect of the study is a fuller and richer account of the writing of this literary masterpiece than has been previously attempted
Additional physical form
Also available on the Internet.
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strawn, John R.
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
1999.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Faulkner, William
Target audience
specialized
Label
Dark house : William Faulkner and the making of Absalom, Absalom!, by John Robert Strawn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 224-242)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44619923
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 243 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Dark house : William Faulkner and the making of Absalom, Absalom!, by John Robert Strawn
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 224-242)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44619923
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 243 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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