The Spider in the Cup: Yoknapatawpha County’s Fall into the Unknowable
by Barbara H. Fried
Harvard University Press, 1978
Paper: 978-0-674-83205-3
Library of Congress Classification PS3511.A86Z78326
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.52

Barbara Fried presents here a refined feminist reading of the sharply divergent attitudes toward knowledge attributed to men and women in Faulkner’s fiction. Against a backdrop of the first Fall, the author traces the process by which Faulkner’s men embrace a state of non-being and his women a life of greater knowledge in their twentieth-century fall into the unknowable. Drawing on the main body of Faulkner’s work with close attention to The Sound and the Fury, this richly conceived and gracefully written study animates in a new way the work of one of America’s foremost writers.

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