376 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 8 illus., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4831-9
Published: September 1999
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6453-1
Published: November 2000
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About the Author
Daniel J. Singal, author of The War Within: From Victorian to Modernist Thought in the South, is professor of history at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
For more information about Daniel Joseph Singal, visit the Author Page.
"A work of literary criticism that is so compact, sensible, and reassuring."--American Literature
"One of the most engaging one-volume studies of Faulkner to have appeared."--American Historical Review
"(Singal’s) work is a significant step forward in Faulkner criticism because of its clarity and good sense."Georgia Historical Quarterly
"Singal’s brilliant analyses work because his theoretical approach only heightens his reading of the individual novels. Instead of standing in the way, his understanding of the cultural forces that competed within Faulkner help to unlock the novels."--Magill’s Literary Annual
"This excellent book . . . convincingly demonstrates [that] Faulkner’s best writing conveyed such a powerful sense of tension and complexity precisely because, even as a Modernist literary giant, he never abandoned 'the self he had evolved to live in the world of rural Mississippi.'"--Journal of Southern History
"[Singal's] explications are both seamlessly written and stingingly original. It is abundantly clear that he has devoted a lifetime to thinking about Faulkner's work, and the study he has produced can lay claim to being one of the most engaging one-volume studies of Faulkner to have appeared."--American Historical Review