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By Robert W. Hamblin, Charles Peek

Sometimes known as the yankee Shakespeare, William Faulkner is understood for delivering poignant and actual renderings of the human situation, making a international of colourful characters in his fictional Yoknapatawpha County, and writing in a method that's either specified and critical. although he's often called a Southern author, his attraction transcends neighborhood or even nationwide limitations. because profitable 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 through 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 comprises approximately 500 alphabetically prepared entries for themes relating to Faulkner and his global. integrated are entries for his works and significant characters and topics, in addition to the literary and cultural contexts within which his texts have been conceived, written, and released. There also are entries for family members, associates, and different individuals vital to Faulkner's biography; old 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 convey a extensive variety of views and adventure to their research of his paintings. Entries usually finish with feedback for extra studying, and the quantity closes with a bibliography and unique index.

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Equally engaging is the portrait of Addie as a young woman engaged in the Twenties’ revolt against Puritanism. Social critics such as Harold Stearns and Elsie Clews Parsons saw Victorian moral codes and Blue Laws as one legacy of our Puritan past, a legacy partly responsible for the great gulf fixed in the American character. Faulkner embodies their rejection of hypocrisy and convention in his portrait of Addie. The times, Parsons says, ‘‘when the labels are . . attached,’’ her getting married and giving birth, show her how even her emotional relations are ‘‘statutory, pre-determined, [and] conventionalized’’ (Stearns, Civilization of the United States 315).

Zender, Karl F. ’ ’’ College Literature 16 (1989): 48–59. Karl F. Zender BARN BURNING (film). Six years after the appearance of ‘‘Barn Burning’’ in Harper’s Magazine in 1939, Faulkner himself conceived of a film adaptation of his award-winning short story. In the summer of 1945 he and A. I. Bezzerides worked on a fifty-page sketch. Although this project was abandoned, a telefilm version was finally realized in 1954. Written by Gore Vidal and directed by Robert Mulligan, Barn Burning aired on CBS in its half-hour, live series Suspense.

Vol. IV: Battle Cry: A Screenplay by William Faulkner. 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.

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