William Faulkner: An Economy of Complex Words

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In William Faulkner , Richard Godden traces how the novelist's late fiction echoes the economic and racial traumas of the South's delayed modernization in the mid-twentieth century. As the New Deal rapidly accelerated the long-term shift from tenant farming to modern agriculture, many African Americans were driven from the land and forced to migrate north. At the same time, white landowners exchanged dependency on black labor for dependency on northern capital. Combining powerful close readings of The Hamlet, Go Down, ...

William Faulkner: An Economy of Complex Words 2007, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691130712

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