THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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William Faulkner Literary Criticism

The Sound and the Fury

An essay by Watanabe Shinji exploring the differences between poems and novels. It looks in particular, with several close readings, at how the conventions of verse manifests themselves in Faulkner's novel.

Absalom, Absalom!

A chapter from Dwelling in the Text: Houses in American Fiction by Marilyn R. Chandler, analysing the subject of 'houses' in this novel.
Essay by Monica Signoretti discussing Shreve's relationship to Quentin.
An article by Robert Phillips, editor of the Mississippi Quarterly, examining novelist and historian Shelby Foote's contemporaneous review of the novel.

As I Lay Dying

An in-depth analysis of the novel by Michael Zeitlin with several close readings.

The Unvanquished

A study by Homma Akio of Bayard's narrative and how Faulkner represents the civil war and avoids the race problem in this novel.

Sartoris

A scholarly article by Manana Gelashvili, Associate Professor of the State University of Tbilisi, which examines the subject of time and how it is rendered in this novel, stating that Sartoris "is of great significance as a source-book for Faulkner's literary development."