The Saddest Words

The Saddest Words
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With this "rich, complex, and eloquent" (Drew Gilpin Faust, Atlantic) work, Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Gorra charts the evolution of an author through his most cherished--and contested--novels. Given the undeniable echoes of "Lost Cause" romanticism in William Faulkner's fiction, as well as his depiction of Black characters and Black speech, Gorra argues convincingly that Faulkner demands a sobering reevaluation. Upending previous critical traditions and interweaving biography, literary criticism, and rich travelogue, the widely acclaimed The Saddest Words recontextualizes Faulkner, revealing a civil war within him, while examining the most plangent cultural issues facing American literature today.
ISBN: 
9781324091011
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Binding: 
Paperback
Publication Date: 
October 5, 2021