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The Resource William Faulkner : an economy of complex words, Richard Godden

William Faulkner : an economy of complex words, Richard Godden

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William Faulkner : an economy of complex words
Title
William Faulkner
Title remainder
an economy of complex words
Statement of responsibility
Richard Godden
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Language
eng
Summary
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 labor for dependency on northern capital. Combining 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. --From publisher's description
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N$T
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
20/21
William Faulkner : an economy of complex words, Richard Godden
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William Faulkner : an economy of complex words, Richard Godden
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7sb40
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-234) and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Earthing The hamlet -- Comparative cows : reading The hamlet for its residues -- Revenants, remnants, and counterrevolution in "The fire and the hearth" -- "Pantaloons in black" and "The old people" : migration, mourning, and the exquisite corpse of African American labor -- Reading the ledgers : textual variants and labor variables (with Noel Polk) -- Find the Jew : modernity, seriality, and armaments in A fable -- "The bugger's a Jew" : a fable as melancholic allegory
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1 online resource (x, 251 pages).
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online
Isbn
9781282086937
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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