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The Resource The life of William Faulkner, Volume 1, The past is never dead, 1897-1934, Carl Rollyson

The life of William Faulkner, Volume 1, The past is never dead, 1897-1934, Carl Rollyson

Label
The life of William Faulkner, Volume 1, The past is never dead, 1897-1934
Title
The life of William Faulkner
Title number
Volume 1
Title part
The past is never dead, 1897-1934
Statement of responsibility
Carl Rollyson
Title variation
Past is never dead, 1897-1934
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"William Faulkner emerged from the ravaged South—half backwoods, half defeated empire—transforming his corner of Mississippi into the fictional Yoknapatawpha County and bestowing on the world some of the most revolutionary and enduring literature of the twentieth century. The personal story behind the work has fascinated readers nearly as much as the great novels, but Faulkner has remained elusive despite numerous biographies that have attempted to decipher his private life and his wild genius. In an ambitious biography that will encompass two volumes, Carl Rollyson has created a life of Faulkner for the new millennium. Rollyson has drawn on an unprecedented amount of material to present the richest rendering of Faulkner yet published. In addition to his own extensive interviews, Rollyson consults the complete—and never fully shared—research of pioneering Faulkner biographer Joseph Blotner, who discarded from his authorized biography substantial findings in order to protect the Faulkner family. Rollyson also had unrivaled access to the work of Carvel Collins, whose decades-long inquiry produced one of the greatest troves of primary source material in American letters. This first volume follows Faulkner from his formative years through his introduction to Hollywood. Rollyson sheds light on Faulkner’s unpromising, even bewildering youth, including a gift for tall tales that blossomed into the greatest of literary creativity. He provides the fullest portrait yet of Faulkner’s family life, in particular his enigmatic marriage, and offers invaluable new insight into the ways in which Faulkner’s long career as a screenwriter influenced his iconic novels. Integrating Faulkner’s screenplays, fiction, and life, Rollyson argues that the novelist deserves to be reread not just as a literary figure but as a still-relevant force, especially in relation to issues of race, sexuality, and equality. The culmination of years of research in archives that have been largely ignored by previous biographers, The Life of William Faulkner offers a significant challenge and an essential contribution to Faulkner scholarship." --
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Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10878353
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rollyson, Carl E.
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3511.A86
LC item number
Z9619 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Faulkner, William
  • Authors, American
  • Novelists, American
  • Faulkner, William
  • Authors, American
  • Novelists, American
Label
The life of William Faulkner, Volume 1, The past is never dead, 1897-1934, Carl Rollyson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Volume 1. The past is never dead, 1897-1934
Control code
on1114272221
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 476 pages
Isbn
9780813943824
Lccn
2019032254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1114272221
Label
The life of William Faulkner, Volume 1, The past is never dead, 1897-1934, Carl Rollyson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Volume 1. The past is never dead, 1897-1934
Control code
on1114272221
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 476 pages
Isbn
9780813943824
Lccn
2019032254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1114272221

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