At a glance:
- Author: Cleanth Brooks
- First Published: 1978
- Type of Work: Literary criticism
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Twentieth century, Authors or writers, Literature, Writing, Novelists, Literary criticism
William Faulkner and the “postage stamp of native soil” that he called Yoknapatawpha County are normally thought of as being inseparable. Ever since Malcolm Cowley initiated serious study of Faulkner over forty years ago, he has appeared primarily in his guise of “Sole Owner and Proprietor” of 2,400 square miles of mythical real estate in northern Mississippi. It can be inferred that, like one of the many obsessed characters in his books, he broods effectively on only the landscape of his birth. Even upon the works he set elsewhere, we tend to superimpose the...
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