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William Faulkner

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Black cloth boards with damp markings to covers; otherwise book could almost be as new. Jacket clean with only the slightest of edge shelf wear marks. In William Faulkner , Richard Godden traces how the novelist's late fiction echoes the economic and racial traumas of the South's delayed modernization in the mid-twentieth century. As the New Deal rapidly accelerated the long-term shift from tenant farming to modern agriculture, many African Americans were driven from the land and forced to migrate north. At the same time, white landowners exchanged dependency on black labour for dependency on northern capital. Combining powerful close readings of The Hamlet, Go Down, Moses , and A Fable with an examination of southern economic history from the 1930s to the 1950s, Godden shows how the novels' literary complexities--from their narrative structures down to their smallest verbal emphases--reflect and refract the period's economic complexities. By demonstrating the interrelation of literary forms and economic systems, the book describes, in effect, the poetics of an economy. Original in the way it brings together close reading and historical context, William Faulkner offers innovative interpretations of late Faulkner and makes a unique contribution to the understanding of the relation between literature and history.

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Author(s):
Richard godden
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24x16x2 cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
069113071X
ISBN-13:
9780691130712
Number of pages:
251
Publisher:
Princeton University Press

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Black cloth boards with damp markings to covers; otherwise book could almost be as new. Jacket clean with only the slightest of edge shelf wear marks. In William Faulkner , Richard Godden traces how the novelist's late fiction echoes the economic and racial traumas of the South's delayed modernization in the mid-twentieth century. As the New Deal rapidly accelerated the long-term shift from tenant farming to modern agriculture, many African Americans were driven from the land and forced to migrate north. At the same time, white landowners exchanged dependency on black labour for dependency on northern capital. Combining powerful close readings of The Hamlet, Go Down, Moses , and A Fable with an examination of southern economic history from the 1930s to the 1950s, Godden shows how the novels' literary complexities--from their narrative structures down to their smallest verbal emphases--reflect and refract the period's economic complexities. By demonstrating the interrelation of literary forms and economic systems, the book describes, in effect, the poetics of an economy. Original in the way it brings together close reading and historical context, William Faulkner offers innovative interpretations of late Faulkner and makes a unique contribution to the understanding of the relation between literature and history.

Author(s):
Richard godden
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24x16x2 cm
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
069113071X
ISBN-13:
9780691130712
Number of pages:
251
Publisher:
Princeton University Press

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