The Cambridge Introduction to William Faulkner by Theresa M. TownerThe Cambridge Introduction to William Faulkner by Theresa M. Towner

The Cambridge Introduction to William Faulkner

byTheresa M. Towner

Paperback | April 7, 2008

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Nobel laureate William Faulkner is one of the most distinctive voices in American literature. Known for his opaque prose style and his evocative depictions of life in the American South, he is recognised as one of the most important authors of the twentieth century. This introductory book provides students and readers of Faulkner with a clear overview of the life and work of one of America's most prolific writers of fiction. His nineteen novels, including The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Go Down, Moses and Absalom, Absalom! are discussed in detail, as are his major short stories and nonfiction. Focused on the works themselves, but also providing useful information about their critical reception, this introduction is an accessible guide to Faulkner's challenging and complex oeuvre.

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Title:The Cambridge Introduction to William FaulknerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.31 inPublished:April 7, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521671558

ISBN - 13:9780521671552

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Life; 2. Works; 3. Contexts; 4. Critical reception; Guide to further reading.

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'... this balanced introduction will, one trusts, encourage many to read his works.' Contemporary Review