Unflinching Gaze: Morrison and Faulkner Re-Envisioned by Carol A. Kolmerten - PDF and EPUB eBook

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The fifteen essays in this collection explore the resonant intertextual relationship between the fiction of William Faulkner...

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Exact title of the book
Unflinching Gaze: Morrison and Faulkner Re-Envisioned
Book author
Carol A. Kolmerten
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
268 pages
Language
English
Published
March 1st 1997 by University Press of Mississippi
File size (in PDF)
1072 kB
Unflinching Gaze: Morrison and Faulkner Re-Envisioned

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The fifteen essays in this collection explore the resonant intertextual relationship between the fiction of William Faulkner and that of Toni Morrison. Although the two writers are separated by a generation as well as by differences of race, gender, and regional origin, this close critical examination of the creative dialogue between their oeuvres is both timely and appropriate. Toni Morrison's brilliant and powerful novels of the past two decades have accorded her a position in the front ranks of American writers, and like Faulkner before her, she has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.

She has publicly acknowledged her artistic indebtedness to Faulkner on a number of occasions. But Morrison also resists the Faulknerian heritage in profound ways. This resistance is certainly, in part at least, the natural reluctance of any highly original artist to be regarded as the product of her predecessor's influence.

This push-pull of Morrison's acceptance of and resistance to the Fa.