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Faulkners Marginal Couple: Invisible, Outlaw, and Unspeakable Communities John N. Duvall

Faulkners Marginal Couple: Invisible, Outlaw, and Unspeakable Communities

John N. Duvall

Published June 1st 2011
ISBN : 9780292735941
Paperback
182 pages
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This study treats in detail the novels Light in August, The Wild Palms, Sanctuary, Pylon, and Absalom, Absalom!, as well as several of Faulkners short stories. In discussing each work, Duvall challenges the traditional view that Faulkner createdMoreThis study treats in detail the novels Light in August, The Wild Palms, Sanctuary, Pylon, and Absalom, Absalom!, as well as several of Faulkners short stories. In discussing each work, Duvall challenges the traditional view that Faulkner created active men who follow a code of honor and passive women who are close to nature. Instead, he charts the many instances of men who are nurturing and passive and women who are strong and sexually active. These alternative couples undermine a common view of Faulkner as an upholder of Southern patriarchal values, thus countering the argument that Faulkners fiction is essentially misogynist.