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William Faulkner

William Faulkner

M. Thomas Inge

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-542-5
Trim Size: 5 X 7 1/4
Cloth
Overlook
11/2/2006

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William Faulkner's novels and short stories comprise a penetrating view of the divided loyalties, hypocracies, injustices, and brutalities that were the inheritance of the post-Reconstruction South. In masterpieces such as The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom, and As I Lay Dying, he expanded the boundaries of the novel, capturing with a realism unmatched by any American writer the interior life of contemporary men and women, many of them inhabitants of his briliantly imagined Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi.

This new volume of the acclaimed Overlook Illustrated Lives series provides a broad and uniquely compelling look at Faulkner's life. Renowned scholar M. Thomas Inge complements a concise text with more than a hundred rarely seen photos and illustrations, among them photos of Faulkner's family, the literary circles of New Orleans and Paris in which he traveled as a young writer, his years in Hollywood as a screenwriter, as well as hand-corrected manuscript pages, first-edition dust jackets, and more. William Faulkner is both an inviting introduction to the life and work of this master of modern fiction and an indispensable book of vital interest to fans and scholars.

Praise for the Overlook Illustrated Lives series:

"A beautifully designed new series...the perfect literary stocking stuffer."--Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

M. Thomas Inge is the Robert Emory Blackwell Professor of English and the Humanities at Randolph-Macon College. The author or editor of more than fifty books, including Conversations with William Faulkner, and the Handbook of American Popular Literature, Inge has lectured abroad in eighteen countries. He lives in Ashland, Virginia.

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