Faulkner and Material Culture, Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2004

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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.

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