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Author Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference (8th : 1981 : University of Mississippi)
Title Faulkner and the Southern Renaissance / Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1981 ; edited by Doreen Fowler and Ann J. Abadie
Imprint Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©1982
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  813.52 F2733 1981fa    AVAILABLE    30500100331308
Descript xii, 284 pages ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references
Framework of a Renaissance / Richard H. King -- Faulkner and the fugitive-agrarians / Cleanth Brooks -- What stand did Faulkner take? / Floyd C. Watkins -- The Dixie special: William Faulkner and the Southern literati / Floyd C. Watkins -- Emerging as a writer in Faulkner's Mississippi / Elizabeth Spencer -- Memory and tradition / Richard H. King -- Faulkner and continuance of the Southern Renaissance / Alexander Blackburn -- Family, region, and myth in Faulkner's fiction / David Minter -- Faulkner's poetic vision / Patrick Samway -- "Truths more intense than knowledge": notes on Faulkner and creativity / David Minter -- Faulkner's ultimate values / Cleanth Brooks
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"What is the Southern Renaissance? Who are its major figures? Why did it happen? What role did William Faulkner play in its advent? These are some of the questions scholars attempted to answer at the 1981 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference. The history of the Southern Renaissance has not yet been written, and its relationship to its leading figure, William Faulkner, has still not been fully explored. At the 1981 conference entitled "Faulkner and the Southern Renaissance," noted scholars of Southern literary history gathered to define and describe this startling literary phenomenon. It was in the 1930s that the rest of the nation first noticed that something important was happening in the South. A powerful and eloquent new voice was issuing from a seemingly improbable place, the rural, agrarian Southland. In every literary genre, an emphatically Southern accent was making itself known, and today that accent is still being heard all over the world. Faulkner was the first and unquestionably the greatest exponent of this new Southern literature, but his voice was soon joined by a chorus of others: John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren, Flannery O'Connor, Carson McCullers, Katherine Anne Porter, Eudora Welty, James Dickey, Richard Wright, Walker Percy, William Styron, Reynolds Price, ElizabethSpencer, and a host of others. This literary flowering, this amazing proliferation of Southern letters which began in the 1930s and continues to the present day, is called the Southern Renaissance. The papers contained in this volume take a major step toward explaining this extended period of extraordinary literary productivity. Together, these essays form a philosophical as well as critical inquiry into a cultural movement that resists simple or rigid categorizations." -- Publisher
Link Online version: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference (8th : 1981 : University of Mississippi). Faulkner and the Southern Renaissance. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©1982 (OCoLC)610429357
Subject Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Congresses
American literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism -- Congresses
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- Congresses
Yoknapatawpha County (Imaginary place) -- Congresses
Southern States -- Intellectual life -- 1865- -- Congresses
Mississippi -- In literature -- Congresses
Alt Author Abadie, Ann J
Fowler, Doreen
Alt Title Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1981
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha. 8th, 1981, Faulkner and the Southern Renaissance
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