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Jay "Watson and Ann J. "Abadie

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781496802279

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2016

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496802279.001.0001

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Faulkner’s Caribbean Geographies in Absalom, Absalom!

Faulkner’s Caribbean Geographies in Absalom, Absalom!

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(p.112) Faulkner’s Caribbean Geographies in Absalom, Absalom!
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Faulkner's Geographies
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Valérie Loichot

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496802279.003.0008

This chapter provides an extensive view of the multifarious presence of the Caribbean in Absalom, Absalom! If Faulkner’s novel fails to produce a faithful Caribbean geography as a description of the surface of the earth in the strict sense of the term, it nonetheless provides a multiply complex notion of the Caribbean (Haiti, Martinique, and New Orleans) through an incarnation of the landscape in the characters’ bodies. The essay reads Faulkner through the lens of French phenomenologist Claude Romano by privileging landscape over geography. It also establishes a dialogue between the Mississippi author and Caribbean writers such as Aimé Césaire, Edwidge Danticat, and Édouard Glissant.

Keywords:   Faulkner, William, Caribbean, Absalom, Absalom, Glissant, Édouard, Landscape, Race

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