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Annette Trefzer and Ann J. Abadie

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781604732115

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604732115.001.0001

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Faulkner and Me

Faulkner and Me

(p.174) Faulkner and Me
Global Faulkner

Tierno Monénembo

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter analyzes Faulkner’s impact on French West Africa. It recirculates and rereads Faulkner back though the Caribbean via Édouard Glissant, and through France via Maurice Coindreau. The chapter argues that West African writers can identify with the concerns in Faulkner’s fiction because “he tackles two primordial questions of the literature of young nations: language and the relationship with history.”

Keywords:   William Faulkner, French West Africa, Caribbean, Édouard Glissant, Maurice Coindreau

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