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

William Faulkner : an economy of complex words, Richard Godden

Label
William Faulkner : an economy of complex words
Title
William Faulkner
Title remainder
an economy of complex words
Statement of responsibility
Richard Godden
Creator
Author
Subject
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 powerful 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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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1946-
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Godden, Richard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
20/21
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  • Economics in literature
  • Faulkner, William
Label
William Faulkner : an economy of complex words, Richard Godden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-234) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 1.
  • Earthing The hamlet.
  • p. 11
  • Ch. 2.
  • Comparative cows; reading The hamlet for its residues.
  • p. 42
  • Ch. 3.
  • Revenants, remnants, and counterrevolution in "the fire and the hearth".
  • p. 60
  • Ch. 4.
  • "Pantaloon in black" and "the old people" : migration, mourning, and the exquisite corpse of African American labor.
  • p. 87
  • Ch. 5.
  • Reading the ledgers : textual variants and labor variables (with Noel Polk).
  • p. 119
  • Ch. 6.
  • Find the Jew : modernity, seriality, and armaments in a fable.
  • p. 156
  • Ch. 7.
  • "The bugger's a Jew" : a fable as melancholic allegory.
  • p. 179
Control code
ocn122283362
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 251 p.
Isbn
9780691130712
Lccn
2006050964
Label
William Faulkner : an economy of complex words, Richard Godden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-234) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 1.
  • Earthing The hamlet.
  • p. 11
  • Ch. 2.
  • Comparative cows; reading The hamlet for its residues.
  • p. 42
  • Ch. 3.
  • Revenants, remnants, and counterrevolution in "the fire and the hearth".
  • p. 60
  • Ch. 4.
  • "Pantaloon in black" and "the old people" : migration, mourning, and the exquisite corpse of African American labor.
  • p. 87
  • Ch. 5.
  • Reading the ledgers : textual variants and labor variables (with Noel Polk).
  • p. 119
  • Ch. 6.
  • Find the Jew : modernity, seriality, and armaments in a fable.
  • p. 156
  • Ch. 7.
  • "The bugger's a Jew" : a fable as melancholic allegory.
  • p. 179
Control code
ocn122283362
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 251 p.
Isbn
9780691130712
Lccn
2006050964

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