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Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas
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Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas

Jay Watson and James G. Thomas

Abstract

At the turn of the millennium, the Martinican novelist and critic Édouard Glissant offered the bold prediction that “Faulkner’s oeuvre will be made complete when it is revisited and made vital by African Americans,” a goal that “will be achieved by a radically ‘other’ reading.” In the spirit of Glissant’s prediction, Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas places William Faulkner’s literary oeuvre in dialogue with a hemispheric canon of black writing from the U.S. and the Caribbean. The volume’s seventeen essays and poetry selections chart lines of engagement, dialogue, and recipr ... More

Keywords: William Faulkner, African American literature, Hemisphere, Black literature, Caribbean literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781496806345
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2017 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496806345.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jay Watson, editor
University of Mississippi

James G. Thomas, editor
University of Mississippi

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African American Poetic Responses to Faulkner

Chiyuma Elliott, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Derrick Harriell, Randall Horton, Jamaal May

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