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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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Artificial Women, the Pygmalion Paradigm, and Faulkner’s Gordon in Mosquitoes

Artificial Women, the Pygmalion Paradigm, and Faulkner’s Gordon in Mosquitoes

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(p.135) Artificial Women, the Pygmalion Paradigm, and Faulkner’s Gordon in Mosquitoes
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Global Faulkner
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Mario Materassi

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732115.003.0008

This chapter discusses the place of creativity and the artist figure in Mosquitoes (1926). It foregrounds the European context for a global Faulkner and the long history of transatlantic influences and shared cultural paradigms, including the Pygmalion myth. The chapter examines Faulkner’s use of the myth that presents women as the objects and creations of men’s fantasies.

Keywords:   William Faulkner, creativity, artist figure, men’s fantasies

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