William Faulkner: First Encounters

Paperback | September 10, 1985

byCleanth Brooks

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In this clear-sighted and enjoyable book, Cleanth Brooks, acknowledged to be "the best critic of our best novelist," introduces the general reader to Faulkner's most important novels and stories: The Sound and the Fury; As I lay Dying; The Hamlet; Go Down, Moses; Light in August; and Absalom, Absalom!  Brooks focuses on theme, character, and plot as well as on Faulkner's world—the fictional Yoknapatawpha County that provides a unique setting for Faulkner's tragicomic vision. 

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An authoritative introduction to Faulkner's most important novels and short stories, written for the general reader by 'the best critic of our best novelist.'

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In this clear-sighted and enjoyable book, Cleanth Brooks, acknowledged to be "the best critic of our best novelist," introduces the general reader to Faulkner's most important novels and stories: The Sound and the Fury; As I lay Dying; The Hamlet; Go Down, Moses; Light in August; and Absalom, Absalom!  Brooks focuses on theme, characte...

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An authoritative introduction to Faulkner's most important novels and short stories, written for the general reader by 'the best critic of our best novelist.'

Educator and critic Cleanth Brooks was born in Kentucky and educated at Vanderbilt, Tulane, and Oxford universities. From 1932 to 1947, he taught English at Louisiana State University and then moved on to Yale. At Yale, Brooks helped to articulate the principles of New Criticism, which dominated literary studies in the 1940s and 1950s....

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 10, 1985Publisher:Yale University Press

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ISBN - 10:0300033990

ISBN - 13:9780300033991

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An authoritative introduction to Faulkner's most important novels and short stories, written for the general reader by 'the best critic of our best novelist.'