Originally selected by Faulkner scholars Blotner and Litz for their series on the author, this pathbreaking monograph contains a comprehensive and provocative discussion of Faulkner’s historical vision. Drawing on the rich literature of historiography (including the writings of R. G. Collingwood and Herbert Butterfield), and on a wide-ranging body of scholarship on the historical novel (including discussions of Scott, Thackeray, and Conrad), Rollyson shrewdly probes Faulkner’s dynamic and changing uses of the past. Also taking advantage of his own work as a biographer, Rollyson has updated, revised, and expanded his original book—extending his dialogue with recent Faulkner critics.
Open Road Distribution; June 2016
- ISBN 9781504029919
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- Title: Uses of the Past in the Novels of William Faulkner
- Author: Carl Rollyson
Imprint: Open Road Distribution
About The Author
Carl Rollyson has written biographies on Marilyn Monroe, Lillian Hellman, Norman Mailer, Pablo Picasso, Rebecca West, and Susan Sontag. His titles include Biography Before Boswell, Reading Biography, Essays in Biography, Biography: An Annotated Bibliography, British Biography: A Reader, Lives of the Novelists, Female Icons: Marilyn Monroe to Susan Sontag, Marie Curie, The Literacy Legacy of Rebecca West, and American Biography.