Faulkner A Biography William Faulkner remains the pre eminent literary chronicler of the American South and a giant of American arts and letters Creatively obsessed with problems of race identity power politi

  • Title: Faulkner: A Biography
  • Author: Joseph Blotner
  • ISBN: 9781578067329
  • Page: 425
  • Format: Paperback
  • William Faulkner 1897 1962 remains the pre eminent literary chronicler of the American South and a giant of American arts and letters Creatively obsessed with problems of race, identity, power, politics, and family dynamics, he wrote novels, stories, and lectures that continue to shape our understanding of the region s promises and problems His experiments and inventiWilliam Faulkner 1897 1962 remains the pre eminent literary chronicler of the American South and a giant of American arts and letters Creatively obsessed with problems of race, identity, power, politics, and family dynamics, he wrote novels, stories, and lectures that continue to shape our understanding of the region s promises and problems His experiments and inventions in form and style have influenced generations of writers.Originally published in 1974 as a two volume edition and extensively updated and condensed in a 1991 reissue, Joseph Blotner s Faulkner A Biography remains the quintessential resource on the Nobel laureate s life and work The Chicago Tribune said, This is an overwhelming book, indispensable for anyone interested in the life and works of our greatest contemporary novelist That invaluable 1991 edition is now back in print.Blotner, a friend and one time colleague of Faulkner s, brings a vivid, personalized tone to the biography, as well as a sense of masterful, comprehensive scholarship Using letters, inter views, reminiscences, critical work, and other primary sources, Blotner creates a detailed and nuanced portrait of Faulkner from his birth to his death The revision of the original 1974 biography incorporates commentary on the plethora of Faulkner criticism, family memoirs, and posthumously published works that appeared in the wake of the first version It also examines collections of letters and other materials that only came to light after the original publication.Featuring a detailed chronology of Faulkner s life and a genealogical chart of his family, Faulkner is authoritative and essential both for literary scholars and for anyone wanting to know about the life of one of the nation s foremost authors Blotner s masterpiece is the template for all biographical work on the acclaimed writer.Joseph Blotner, Charlottesville, Virginia, is professor emeritus of English at University of Michigan and the author of several books, including Robert Penn Warren A Biography, The Modern American Political Novel, and The Fiction of J D Salinger His work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Yale Review, American Literature, and else where.

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    1. At nearly 2000 pages, this is everything and the kitchen sink biography. Blotner's life starts a couple of generations back and stops with Faulkner's funeral, at which he was one of the pallbearers. That fact ought to indicate both some of the virtues as well as the defects of the work. Blotner met Faulkner when he came to be an author in residence at Virginia, where Blotner was then a junior member of the English department. Blotner and his wife came to be close personal friends of the Faulkner [...]

    2. "having known twice before the agony of ink, nothing served but that I try by main strength to recreate between the covers of a book the world as I was already preparing to lose and regret, feeling, with the morbidity of the young, that I was not only on the verge of decrepitude, but that growing old was to be an experience peculiar to myself alone out of all the teeming worldSo I began to write, without much purpose, until I realised that to make it truly evocative it must be personalCreated, I [...]

    3. A completely detailed and likely the most complete biography of the great writer, I still yearned for some stylistic flourishes. This book can be a chore to read. In fact, the style is that of the tedious, linear, almost Victorian books of which Faulkner spent his entire career breaking the mould. However, if what you are looking for is a complete detailing of the man's life, including some of his various sins, including his hopeless alcoholism, as well as how the ideas for his many books develo [...]

    4. This book surprised me in how fascinating it was; I discriminate against dense nonfiction, but this was compelling. Perhaps, however, that is because I am a Faulkner fan: do NOT attempt this book if you are remotely lukewarm towards the writer. It took me a solid year, with ample breaks, to get through it. The author treats his own role in Faulkner's life in the third person, which I found unsettling.

    5. i read a few biographies of faulkner in, 78, 79. don't believe i read anything about him that raised an eyebrowough i believe--i recall--that he, like many men, strayed, though if you're looking for pics of grown-ups nakkid, it's not hereought it was funny, when he was writing for hollywood, he asked if he could write at homeey said yes, sure, he went home mississippi. HA HA HA HA!

    6. If you want to understand William Faulkner and his writings then this book is a must read. Scholarly, thorough, and gives a sympathetic but realistic picture of Faulkner's life and the milieu in which he became one of the world's foremost authors. Gives context and perspective to the complexity of Faulkner's writing.

    7. This was interesting at times, ponderous at others, nearly as difficult as trying to read Faulkner's novels. Still, I learned a lot about him, much of which was not overly flattering. Smarter people than I have called him a genius, so I guess it's true, but to me, there are those who write to be read, and those who write to be writers, and he seems to be the latter.

    8. I enjoyed this biography of William Faulkner very much. It's mostly quite objective, though the description of Faulkner's final days and of his funeral have the drama of fiction. A must-read for anyone interested in Modern American fiction. sarahkennedybooks.wordpress

    9. Read by ACRL Member of the Week Callie Wiygul Branstiter. Learn more about Callie on the ACRL Insider Blog.

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