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Yoknapatawpha blues : Faulkner's fiction and southern roots music, Tim A. Ryan

Label
Yoknapatawpha blues : Faulkner's fiction and southern roots music
Title
Yoknapatawpha blues
Title remainder
Faulkner's fiction and southern roots music
Statement of responsibility
Tim A. Ryan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the 1920s and 1930s, Mississippi produced two of the most significant influences upon twentieth-century culture: the modernist fiction of William Faulkner and the recorded blues songs of African American musicians like Charley Patton, Geeshie Wiley, and Robert Johnson. In Yoknapatawpha Blues, the first book examining both Faulkner and the music of the south, Tim A. Ryan identifies provocative parallels of theme and subject in diverse regional genres and texts. Placing Faulkner{u2019}s literary texts and prewar country blues song lyrics on equal footing, Ryan illuminates the meanings of both in new and unexpected ways. He provides close analysis of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 in Faulkner{u2019}s 2Old Man3 and Patton{u2019}s 2High Water Everywhere3; racial violence in the story 2That Evening Sun3 and Wiley{u2019}s 2Last Kind Words Blues3; and male sexual dysfunction in Sanctuary and Johnson{u2019}s 2Dead Shrimp Blues.3 This interdisciplinary study reveals how the characters of Yoknapatawpha County and the protagonists in blues songs similarly strive to assert themselves in a threatening and oppressive world. By emphasizing the modernism found in blues music and the echoes of black vernacular culture in Faulkner{u2019}s writing, Yoknapatawpha Blues links elucidates the impact of both Faulkner{u2019}s fiction and roots music on the culture of the modern South, and of the nation. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Tim A.
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3511.A86
LC item number
Z965276 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Southern literary studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Faulkner, William
  • Music and literature
  • Faulkner, William
  • Music and literature
  • United States
Label
Yoknapatawpha blues : Faulkner's fiction and southern roots music, Tim A. Ryan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The rise of the boll weevil -- Homers of the cotton fields: William Faulkner and the blues in twentieth-century America -- Backwater rising, men sinking down: the great Mississippi flood in "Old man" and "High water everywhere" -- See my baby from the other side: the ghosts of lynching in "That evening sun" and "Last kind words blues" -- All my shrimps was dead and gone: male sexual dysfunction in sanctuary and "Dead shrimp blues" -- Lost lightning: self-reflexivity and southern nostalgia in The back door wolf and The reivers -- Conclusion: A long loop down into the Delta
Control code
893668880
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780807160251
Lccn
2014038730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893668880
Label
Yoknapatawpha blues : Faulkner's fiction and southern roots music, Tim A. Ryan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The rise of the boll weevil -- Homers of the cotton fields: William Faulkner and the blues in twentieth-century America -- Backwater rising, men sinking down: the great Mississippi flood in "Old man" and "High water everywhere" -- See my baby from the other side: the ghosts of lynching in "That evening sun" and "Last kind words blues" -- All my shrimps was dead and gone: male sexual dysfunction in sanctuary and "Dead shrimp blues" -- Lost lightning: self-reflexivity and southern nostalgia in The back door wolf and The reivers -- Conclusion: A long loop down into the Delta
Control code
893668880
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 278 pages
Isbn
9780807160251
Lccn
2014038730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893668880

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