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William Faulkner (Lives and Legacies)

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In this newest volume in Oxford's Lives and Legacies series, Carolyn Porter, a leading authority on William Faulkner, offers an insightful account of Faulkner's life and work, with special focus on the breathtaking twelve-year period when he wrote some of the finest novels in American literature.
Porter ranges from Faulkner's childhood in Mississippi to his abortive caree
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Hardcover, 199 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 2007)
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Marty Seaney
Aug 11, 2012 Marty Seaney rated it liked it
Recently reread "Absalom, Absalom" and have read Porter's take on the story and a few others. All of the critics from Brooks to the present have been able to delineate the usual patterns of interest and concern that circulate in this story with predictable summations and projections to its intent and overall meaning, but without true conviction and completion.

Porter pins her take on the story on Sutpen's innocence, an innocence that she goes to great lengths to tie to the notion of a nascent Ame
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Linda Griffin
Aug 05, 2015 Linda Griffin rated it did not like it
Carolyn is an authouity on Faulkner and gives a review of all of his writings. She was very generous in her critique of his work. After reading "Go Down Moses" and her descriptions of his other books, I am not impressed. His subject matter and characters are most depraved. He wrote about the worst society had to offer.
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