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Faulkner and Material Culture
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Faulkner and Material Culture

Joseph R. Urgo and Ann J. Abadie

Abstract

Photographs, lumber, airplanes, hand-hewn coffins—in every William Faulkner novel and short story, worldly material abounds. This book provides a fresh understanding of the things Faulkner brought from the world around him to the one he created. It surveys his representation of terrain and concludes, contrary to established criticism, that to Faulkner, Yoknapatawpha was not a microcosm of the South but a very particular and quite specifically located place. The book works with literary theory, philosophy, the history of woodworking and furniture-making, and social and intellectual history to e ... More

Keywords: William Faulkner, Yoknapatawpha, woodworking, furniture-making, Light in August, logging, consumer goods, Confederate Soldier monuments, photography, lumber

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781617037122
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037122.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph R. Urgo, editor

Ann J. Abadie, editor