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Faulkner and Film$
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Peter Lurie and Ann J. Abadie

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781628461015

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2015

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628461015.001.0001

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Oprah’s Faulkner

Oprah’s Faulkner

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(p.120) Oprah’s Faulkner
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Faulkner and Film
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Riché Richardson

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628461015.003.0006

Riché Richardson’s approach to Faulkner via Oprah Winfrey’s promotion of his novels for her book club shows how Winfrey’s effort to bring Faulkner’s work into the public sphere (via television and the Internet) resembles his fiction’s treatment of the same phenomenon. She treats novels like Sanctuary and Intruder in the Dust – as well as both book’s film adaptations – that, in thematizing the access to public space, share the egalitarian impulse that Richardson shows animated Winfrey’s goal of making Faulkner’s texts themselves accessible as another kind of interpretive and imaginary “space.”

Keywords:   Oprah Winfrey, Summer of Faulkner, public sphere, internet, adaptation

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