Faulkner and Money

University Press of Mississippi
  • erschienen am 30. Mai 2019
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 276 Seiten
978-1-4968-2252-9 (ISBN)
Contributions by Ted Atkinson, Gloria J. Burgess, David A. Davis, Sarah E. Gardner, Richard Godden, Ryan Heryford, Robert Jackson, Gavin Jones, Mary A. Knighton, Peter Lurie, John T. Matthews, Myka Tucker-Abramson, Michael Wainwright, Jay Watson, and Michael Zeitlin
The matter of money touches a writer's life at every point--in the need to make ends meet; in dealings with agents, editors, publishers, and bookstores; and in the choice of subject matter and the minutiae of imagined worlds. William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha was no exception. The people and communities he wrote about stayed deeply entangled in personal, national, and even global networks of industry, commerce, and finance, as did the author himself. Faulkner's economic biography often followed, but occasionally bucked, the tumultuous economic trends of the twentieth century. The Faulkner met within these pages is among modern literature's most incisive and encyclopedic critics of what one contemporary theorist calls the madness of economic reason.
Faulkner and Money brings together a distinguished group of scholars to explore the economic contexts of Faulkner's life and work, to follow the proverbial money toward new insights into the Nobel Laureate and new questions about his art. Essays in this collection address economies of debt and gift giving in Intruder in the Dust; the legacies of commodity fetishism in Sanctuary and of twentieth-century capitalism's financial turn in The Town; the pegging of self-esteem to financial acumen in the career of The Sound and the Fury's Jason Compson; the representational challenges posed by poverty and failure in Faulkner's Frenchman's Bend tales; the economics of regional readership and the Depression-era literary market; the aesthetic, monetary, and psychological rewards of writing for Hollywood; and the author's role as benefactor to an aspiring African American college student in the 1950s.
  • Englisch
  • Jackson
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  • USA
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
7 black & white illustrations
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
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  • Dicke: 20 mm
  • 581 gr
978-1-4968-2252-9 (9781496822529)
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Jay Watson is Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies and professor of English at the University of Mississippi. He is editor of Conversations with Larry Brown and Faulkner and Whiteness and coeditor of Faulkner's Geographies and Fifty Years after Faulkner, all published by University Press of Mississippi.

James G. Thomas, Jr., is associate director for publications at the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture. He is editor for the twenty-four-volume The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture and editor of Conversations with Barry Hannah, published by University Press of Mississippi.

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