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Author Godden, Richard, 1946-

Title Fictions of labor : William Faulkner and the South's long revolution / Richard Godden.

Publication Info. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 288 pages).
Series Cambridge studies in American literature and culture ; 108
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture ; 108.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-283) and index.
Summary Fictions of Labor considers William Faulkner's representation of the structural paradoxes of labor dependency in the southern economy from the antebellum period through the New Deal. Linking the occlusive stylistics of Faulkner's writings to a generative social trauma that constitutes its formal core, Richard Godden argues that this trauma is a labor trauma, centered on the debilitating discovery by the southern owning class of its own production by those it subordinates. By way of close textual analysis and careful historical contextualization, Fictions of Labor produces a persuasive account of the ways in which Faulkner's work rests on deeply submerged anxieties about the legacy of violently coercive labor relations in the American South.
Contents Quentin Compson: tyrrhenian vase or crucible of race? -- Absalom, absalom!, Haiti, and labor history: reading unreadable revolutions -- Absalom, absalom! and Rosa Coldfield: or, "What is in the dark house?" -- The persistence of Thomas Sutpen: Absalom, absalom!, time, and labor discipline -- Forget Jerusalem, go to Hollywood -- "To die. Yes. To die?" (a coda to Absalom, absalom!).
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Subject Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Political and social views.
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962. (OCoLC)fst00029774
Literature and society -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Industrial relations -- Southern States -- Historiography.
Working class -- Southern States -- Historiography.
Labor supply -- Southern States -- Historiography.
Southern States -- In literature.
African Americans in literature.
Race relations in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
African Americans in literature. (OCoLC)fst00799727
Industrial relations -- Historiography. (OCoLC)fst00971626
Labor supply -- Historiography. (OCoLC)fst00990198
Literature. (OCoLC)fst00999953
Literature and society. (OCoLC)fst01000096
Political and social views. (OCoLC)fst01353986
Race relations in literature. (OCoLC)fst01086563
Working class -- Historiography. (OCoLC)fst01180465
Southern States. (OCoLC)fst01244550
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Godden, Richard, 1946- Fictions of labor. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997 0521561426 (DLC) 96025581 (OCoLC)34919762
ISBN 0511005237 (electronic bk.)
9780511005237 (electronic bk.)
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