By Robert W. Hamblin, Charles Peek

ISBN-10: 0313298513

ISBN-13: 9780313298516

Sometimes known as the yankee Shakespeare, William Faulkner is understood for delivering poignant and actual renderings of the human situation, making a global of colourful characters in his fictional Yoknapatawpha County, and writing in a method that's either distinctive and important. even though he's referred to as a Southern author, his charm transcends nearby or even nationwide limitations. considering that successful the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950, he has been the topic of greater than 5,000 scholarly books and articles. educational curiosity in his occupation has been matched by way of well known acclaim, with a few of his works tailored for the cinema. This reference is an authoritative consultant to Faulkner's lifestyles, literature, and legacy.

The encyclopedia contains approximately 500 alphabetically prepared entries for issues regarding Faulkner and his international. incorporated are entries for his works and significant characters and issues, in addition to the literary and cultural contexts during which his texts have been conceived, written, and released. There also are entries for relations, neighbors, and different individuals vital to Faulkner's biography; ancient occasions, individuals, and locations; social and cultural advancements; and literary and philosophical phrases and activities. The entries are written by means of professional individuals who deliver a vast variety of views and adventure to their research of his paintings. Entries generally finish with feedback for additional studying, and the quantity closes with a bibliography and special index.

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Joseph R. Urgo ‘‘BEAR, THE,’’ one of Faulkner’s most highly regarded narratives, was published both as a short story in the Saturday Evening Post (May 9, 1942) and as a chapter of Go Down, Moses (1942). , the story ‘‘Lion’’). ‘‘The Bear’’ is a composite narrative of the initiation and inheritance of Isaac McCaslin (born in 1867), the last direct male descendant of Lucius Quintus Carothers McCaslin, ‘‘BEAR, THE’’ 33 who purchased land from the Chickasaw Indians. When he turns twenty-one, Ike chooses to repudiate his inheritance, believing that no one can own the land.

Larry Wharton BEAUCHAMP, an African American Yoknapatawpha family whose lineage is traceable to the white patriarch and founding landowner, Lucius Quintus Carothers McCaslin, whose incestuous relationship with a half-black daughter, his slave, produces a son, Terrel (‘‘Tomey’s Turl’’) Beauchamp. Terrel and his wife Tennie are founders of the Beauchamp line. Important in Go Down, Moses and Intruder in the Dust, the Beauchamps also appear in A Fable, The Town, and The Reivers. In Intruder in the Dust, Lucas Beauchamp, framed for the murder of a white man, coordinates from his jail cell the efforts of Chick Mallison, a white youth whom Lucas has earlier aided, to open the grave of the murder victim and thus begin Lucas’s exoneration.

Kartiganer and Abadie. 238–252. Dickerson, Mary Jane. ’’ Mississippi Quarterly 28 (1975): 317–337. Minter, David, ed. The Sound and the Fury: Norton Critical Edition. 2nd ed. New York: W. W. Norton, 1994. Peek, Charles. ’’ Approaches to Teaching Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. Ed. Stephen Hahn and Arthur F. Kinney. New York: MLA, 1996. 68–72. Charles A. Peek ‘‘L’APRES-MIDI D’UN FAUNE,’’ Faulkner’s first published literary work, which appeared in the August 6, 1919 issue of the New Republic, is an adaptation of the pastoral poem L’Apre`s-midi d’un Faune (1876) by Ste´ phane Mallarme´ , leading theorist and poet of the French Symbolist movement.

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