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William Faulkner: Six Decades of Criticism
edited by Linda Wagner-Martin
Michigan State University Press, 2002
Paper: 978-0-87013-612-2
Library of Congress Classification PS3511.A86Z9856955 2002
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.52


Few twentieth-century writers are as revered as William Faulkner. This collection brings together the best literary criticism on Faulkner from the last six decades, detailing the imaginative and passionate responses to his still-controversial novels. By focusing on the criticism rather than the works, Linda Wagner-Martin shows the primary directions in Faulkner’s influence on critics, writers, and students of American literature today. This invaluable volume reveals the patterns of change in literary criticism over time, while exploring the various critical streams—language theory, feminism, deconstruction, and psychoanalysis—that have elevated Faulkner’s work to the highest rank of the American literary pantheon.

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