Faulkner, Mississippi by Edouard GlissantFaulkner, Mississippi by Edouard Glissant

Faulkner, Mississippi

byEdouard Glissant

Paperback | May 17, 2000

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In 1989, the Caribbean writer Edouard Glissant visited Rowan Oak, William Faulkner's home in Oxford, Mississippi. His visit spurred him to write a revelatory book about the work of one of our greatest but still least-understood American writers.

"A fascinating way to read Faulkner. . . .[Glissant's] case is nothing less than that, no matter how Faulkner's personal Furies twisted his public speech, Faulkner was a great, world-beating multiculturalist."—Jonathan Levi, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"A sharp, challenging, and wholly unique tour of Yoknapatawpha County." —Kirkus Reviews

"Passionate. . . . Glissant's prose sometimes vies with Faulkner's for intricacy and evocative nuance." —Scott McLemee, Newsday

"Glissant tries to engage Faulkner on many fronts simultaneously, positioning himself as a critic, a fellow artist and as a descendant of slaves. . . He makes a convincing case that Faulkner is not just another 'dead white male author.'"—Scott Yarbrough, Raleigh News & Observer

"[An] ambitious and, at times, rambunctious expedition into Yoknapatawpha County." —Christine Schwartz Hartley, New York Times Book Review
Title:Faulkner, MississippiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 inPublished:May 17, 2000Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0226299945

ISBN - 13:9780226299945


Table of Contents

1. The Road to Rowan Oak
2. The Faulkner Dossier
3. In Black and White
4. The Trace
5. The Real—The Deferred
6. The Deferred—The Word
7. The Frontier—The Beyond—Back on the Trace

From Our Editors

In 1989, Caribbean writer and professor Edouard Glissant was inspired to visit William Faulkner's home in Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner, Mississipi records his visit to Yoknaptawapha County where Glissant concludes that Faulkner is not just another "dead white male author." In this provocative book, the author compares himself to Faulkner and discusses their shared history as critic, fellow artist and also descendant of slaves. This armchair account received praise from Kirkus Reviews and Newsday.