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The Resource William Faulkner : a life through novels, André Bleikasten ; translated by Miriam Watchron, with the collaboration of Roger Little ; foreword by Philip Weinstein

William Faulkner : a life through novels, André Bleikasten ; translated by Miriam Watchron, with the collaboration of Roger Little ; foreword by Philip Weinstein

Label
William Faulkner : a life through novels
Title
William Faulkner
Title remainder
a life through novels
Statement of responsibility
André Bleikasten ; translated by Miriam Watchron, with the collaboration of Roger Little ; foreword by Philip Weinstein
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Writing to American poet Malcolm Cowley in 1949, William Faulkner expressed his wish to be known only through his books. He would go on to win the Nobel Prize for literature several months later, and when he died famous in 1962, his biographers immediately began to unveil and dissect the unhappy life of "the little man from Mississippi." Despite the many works published about Faulkner, his life and career, it still remains a mystery how a poet of minor symbolist poems rooted in the history of the Deep South became one of the greatest novelists of the twentieth century. Here, renowned critic Andre Bleikasten revisits Faulkner's biography through the author's literary imagination. Weaving together correspondence and archival research with the graceful literary analysis for which he is known, Bleikasten presents a multi-strand account of Faulkner's life in writing. By carefully keeping both the biographical and imaginative lives in hand, Bleikasten teases out threads that carry the reader through the major events in Faulkner's life, emphasizing those circumstances that mattered most to his writing: the weight of his multi-generational family history in the South; the formation of his oppositional temperament provoked by a resistance to Southern bourgeois propriety; his creative and sexual restlessness and uncertainty; his lifelong struggle with finances and alcohol; his paradoxical escape to the bondages of Hollywood; and his final bent toward self-destruction. This is the story of the man who wrote timeless works and lived in and through his novels
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Bleikasten, André
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from French to English
LC call number
PS3511.A86
LC item number
Z6299513 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1938-
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  • Weinstein, Philip M.
  • Watchorn, Miriam
  • Little, Roger
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  • Faulkner, William
  • Authors, American
  • Novelists, American
  • Faulkner, William
  • Faulkner, William
  • Authors, American
  • Novelists, American
  • Roman
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Label
William Faulkner : a life through novels, André Bleikasten ; translated by Miriam Watchron, with the collaboration of Roger Little ; foreword by Philip Weinstein
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fa[u]lkner, Mississippi -- Apprenticeships -- Birth of a novelist -- The first flowering -- Midway -- From Pylon to Go down, Moses -- The dark years -- Fame, at last -- The end
Control code
950958691
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxv, 511 pages
Isbn
9780253022844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950958691
Label
William Faulkner : a life through novels, André Bleikasten ; translated by Miriam Watchron, with the collaboration of Roger Little ; foreword by Philip Weinstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fa[u]lkner, Mississippi -- Apprenticeships -- Birth of a novelist -- The first flowering -- Midway -- From Pylon to Go down, Moses -- The dark years -- Fame, at last -- The end
Control code
950958691
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxv, 511 pages
Isbn
9780253022844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)950958691

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