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  • Faulkner and humor

    OCLC number
    12420238
    Publisher
    University Press of Mississippi
    Date
    ©1986
    Language
    eng
    Format
    xv, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
    Subject
    Faulkner, William, 1897-1962--Humor--Congresses.; Humorous stories, American--History and criticism--Congresses.; Yoknapatawpha County (Imaginary place)--Congresses.; Mississippi--In literature--Congresses.
    Description
    Cover title: Faulkner & humor.; Essays originally presented at the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, the eleventh in a series, in July 1984, held at the University of Mississippi, Oxford campus and sponsored by the university.; While the essays in this volume explore various aspects of Faulkner's rich and inexhaustible comic art, they all hold in common one axiom: that William Faulkner, the recognized genius of tragic art, is a master of comic forms as well and, further, that neither mode, tragic or comic, is ever very far from the other in Faulkner's world. James Cox and Wiliam Claxon reassert a familiar but helpful reminder of the outlandish humor in Jason Compson's world. The comic world of As I Lay Dying, Light in August, and Go Down, Moses is treated variously as irony of miscommunicaton, as framing device for character portrayal, and as comedy of incongruity--three qualities that offer new insights about these richly funny works. ISBN 0-87805-282-8 (pbk): $14.95.; Humor as vision in Faulkner / James M. Cox -- Jason Compson : a demoralized wit / William N. Claxon Jr. -- Comic world of As I lay dying / Patricia R. Schroeder -- Levity of Light in August / Virginia V. Hlavsa -- Faulkner's "was" and Uncle Adam's cow / Daniel Hoffman -- "A momentary anesthesia of the heart" : a study of the comic elements in Faulkner's Go down, Moses / Nancy B. Sederberg -- Twain and Faulkner : miscegenation and the comic muse / William Bedford Clark -- What Faulkner learned from The tall tale / Thomas L. Mchaney -- Faulkner's humor : a European view / Hans Bungert -- Faulkner reads the funny papers / M. Thomas Inge -- Faulkner and the small man / Barry Hannah -- Lacan and Faulkner" : a post-Freudian analysis of humor in the fiction / James M. Mellard -- "Fix my hair, Jack" : the dark side of Faulkner's jokes / George Garrett.
  • Go down, Moses : a concordance to the novel

    OCLC number
    906251782
    Publisher
    Faulkner Concordance Advisory Board
    Date
    1977
    Language
    eng
    Format
    2 dl. (xiv, 867 p.) ; 29 cm.
    Description
    A-L. -- ISBN 0-8357-0280-4. M-Z. -- ISBN 0-8357-0281-2.