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William Faulkners Absalom, Absalom!: A Casebook Fred Hobson

William Faulkners Absalom, Absalom!: A Casebook

Fred Hobson

Published June 26th 2003
ISBN : 9780195154771
Hardcover
312 pages
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 About the Book 

Absalom, Absalom! has long been seen as one of William Faulkners supreme creations, as well as one of the leading American novels of the twentieth century. In this collection Fred Hobson has brought together eight of the most stimulating essays onMoreAbsalom, Absalom! has long been seen as one of William Faulkners supreme creations, as well as one of the leading American novels of the twentieth century. In this collection Fred Hobson has brought together eight of the most stimulating essays on Absalom, essays written over a thirty-year span which approach the novel both formally and historically. Here are critical responses by Cleanth Brooks, John Irwin, Thadious Davis, and Eric Sundquist, as well as four essays published in the last decade. The casebook concludes with Faulkners own remarks on the novel, delivered in a discussion with students at the University of Virginia. What emerges from all the selections is a rich and suggestive treatment of a work which Faulkner himself called the best novel yet written by an American and a less biased critic has called the greatest American novel of the century... joining Moby-Dick and Huckleberry Finn at the pinnacle of American fiction.