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The signifying eye : seeing Faulkner's art

The signifying eye : seeing Faulkner's art

Author: Candace Waid
Publisher: Athens ; London : University of Georgia Press, [2013]
Series: New southern studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
"A bold book, built of close readings, striking in its range and depth, The Signifying Eye shows Faulkner's art take shape in sweeping arcs of social, labor, and aesthetic history. Beginning with long-unpublished works (his childhood sketches and his hand-drawn and handillustrated play The Marionettes) and early novels (Mosquitoes and Sartoris), working through many major works (The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: William Faulkner; William Faulkner; William Faulkner; William Faulkner
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Candace Waid
ISBN: 9780820343167 0820343161 9780820350554 0820350559
OCLC Number: 819717580
Description: xvi, 383 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Marionettes: Prefacing The Signifying Eye --
Envisioning Faulkner and Southern Literature: The Reverse Slave Narrative --
Burying the Regional Mother: Faulkner on the Road to Race through the Visual Arts --
Dewey Dell, Dead Center --
The Signifying Eye: Faulkner's Artists and the Engendering of Art --
Echoing Back to Absalom: Quentin's Reverie in The Sound and the Fury --
Bonfires of the Masculinities: Wharton and Faulkner in the Glare of Whistler's Falling Rocket --
De Kooning's Faulkner Trilogy: Light in August, Black Friday, and Black Untitled --
Collateral Damage, Collating strange: Canned Death, Collage Portraits, and Uncanny and Uncannable Beauty in Intruder in the Dust and The Town.
Series Title: New southern studies.
Responsibility: Candace Waid.


Steeped in history, this book locates a heightened reality that goes beyond representation to bring Faulkner's novels, stories, and drawings into visible form through Whistler, Beardsley, Gorky, and  Read more...


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