Quest for failure; a study of William Faulkner.


Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University Press [1960] .

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Subjects Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Novelists, American.
Description x, 275 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1960]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 266-269).
Also issued online.
Summary Motion and immobility -- Sound and silence -- Quiescence and turbulence -- Tension -- The attraction of extremes -- Conceptual antithesis -- Character antithesis -- Stylistic antithesis -- The space between -- Some insoluble suspensions -- The sound and the fury -- As I lay dying -- Light in August -- Absalom, Absalom! -- The hamlet; Go down, Moses; The town -- The wild palms -- Requiem for a nun -- Sanctuary -- Pylon -- Intruder in the dust -- A fable -- Conclusions -- Works cited.
Contents Part I: Persistent patterns of rhetoric and perception: motion and immobility -- Sound and silence -- Quiescence and turbulence -- Tension -- Part II: The polar imagination: The attraction of extremes -- Conceptual antithesis -- Character antithesis -- Stylistic antithesis -- The space between -- Part III: The quest for failure: Some insoluble suspensions -- The major fiction: The sound and the fury -- As I lay dying -- Light in August -- Absalom, Absalom! -- The hamlet, Go down, Moses, The town -- The wild palms -- Requiem for a nun -- Sanctuary -- Pylon -- Intruder in the dust -- A fable.
Genre Biography.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5789456
(OCoLC)ocm05789456
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Slatoff, Walter J. 1922-
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