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Light In August by William Faulkner

Title Light in August
Author William Faulkner
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2011-05-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 528
ISBN 9780307792174
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out the window.” —William Faulkner Light in August, a novel about hopeful perseverance in the face of mortality, features some of Faulkner’s most memorable characters: guileless, dauntless Lena Grove, in search of the father of her unborn child; Reverend Gail Hightower, who is plagued by visions of Confederate horsemen; and Joe Christmas, a desperate, enigmatic drifter consumed by his mixed ancestry.

Light In August by William Faulkner

Title Light In August
Author William Faulkner
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2013-07-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781446485521
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A landmark in American fiction, Light in August explores Faulkner's central theme: the nature of evil. Joe Christmas - a man doomed, deracinated and alone - wanders the Deep South in search of an identity, and a place in society. After killing his perverted God-fearing lover, it becomes inevitable that he is pursued by a lynch-hungry mob. Yet after the sacrifice, there is new life, a determined ray of light in Faulkner's complex and tragic world.

Light In August by William Faulkner

Title Light in August
Author William Faulkner
Publisher Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date 2002
Category Fiction
Total Pages 512
ISBN 9780679642480
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Several stories are woven together to show man's inner alienation from the society about him.

New Essays On Light In August by Michael Millgate

Title New Essays on Light in August
Author Michael Millgate
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1987-06-26
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 151
ISBN 0521313325
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An analysis of structure and narrative is supplemented by interpretations of the religious, racial and sexual implications of William Faulkner's controversial depiction of the American South.

Selected Short Stories by William Faulkner

Title Selected Short Stories
Author William Faulkner
Publisher Modern Library
Release Date 2011-04-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780307793560
Language English, Spanish, and French
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William Faulkner was a master of the short story. Most of the pieces in this collection are drawn from the greatest period in his writing life, the fifteen or so years beginning in 1929, when he published The Sound and the Fury. They explore many of the themes found in the novels and feature characters of small-town Mississippi life that are uniquely Faulkner’s. In “A Rose for Emily,” the first of his stories to appear in a national magazine, a straightforward, neighborly narrator relates a tale of love, betrayal, and murder. The vicious family of the Snopes trilogy turns up in “Barn Burning,” about a son’s response to the activities of his arsonist father. And Jason and Caddy Compson, two other inhabitants of Faulkner’s mythical Yoknapatawpha County, are witnesses to the terrorizing of a pregnant black laundress in “That Evening Sun.” These and the other stories gathered here attest to the fact that Faulkner is, as Ralph Ellison so aptly noted, “the greatest artist the South has produced.”

Title The Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner
Author Philip M. Weinstein
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1995-01-27
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 236
ISBN 0521421675
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collection of essays by ten major scholars explores Faulkner's widespread cultural import.

Title The Poltergeist in William Faulkner s Light in August
Author John P. Anderson
Publisher Universal-Publishers
Release Date 2002-09
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 187
ISBN 1581126166
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An analysis of Faulkner's novel Light in August based on the death of his daughter, Alabama. BACK COVER: This non-academic author exposes the poltergeist lurking in the cellar of Faulkner's uncanny and haunting novel Light in August as the ghost of Faulkner's first child Alabama. She was born prematurely and died tragically after only nine days, apparently in the clutches of fetal alcohol syndrome. Faulkner couldn't write anything substantial for 7 months and then started this disturbing novel. The author demonstrates how Faulkner's own grief experience shaped the characters and the action and how he grounded part of his personal poltergeist in this novel. The resulting novel is full of tension and alienation. Strangers occupy Faulkner's fictional Jefferson, Mississippi against the background of the culturally reft South post-Civil War. The author shows how Faulkner shrouded his intensely personal grief experience in a conceptual wardrobe borrowed from the philosopher and Nobel Prize winning Henri Bergson. Faulkner borrowed Bergsonian concepts of the life and death currents for the contrast in characters between those free in the present and those prisoners of the past. Lena Grove the young and pregnant country girl walking for weeks to find the father of her child bears the life current and Joe Christmas the orphan turned rapist and murderer the death current. The author demonstrates how Faulkner created the novel's other vivid characters using similar contrasts and how the plot strands tie together in a resonating whole. The author's detailed textual analysis of important passages brings this difficult novel into focus. Like the author's other books on Joyce and Faulkner, use of this analysis either as literary foreplay or afterplay will enhance your reading experience of Faulkner's novel.

Reading Faulkner by Hugh Ruppersburg

Title Reading Faulkner
Author Hugh Ruppersburg
Publisher Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release Date 1994
Category
Total Pages 339
ISBN 1604736585
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Explaining the world of William Faulkner's "Light in August" is the primary goal of this glossary. Like other books in this series, it explains, identifies, and comments on many elements that a reader may find unfamiliar or difficult. These include the basic features of Faulkner's fictional town of Jefferson and Yoknapatawpha County, colloquialisms, dialects, folk customs and sayings, farm implements, biblical verses, and geographic and demographic details. Written especially for puzzled readers, teachers of Faulkner, graduate students, and interpretive scholars, the Reading Faulkner books offer terms and explications that reveal the richly cultural world in Faulkner's major works. Page references throughout are keyed to the definitive editions of Faulkner published by Library of America and to the Vintage editions prepared from the Library of America tapes. Hugh M. Ruppersburg, head of the English department at the University of Georgia, is the author of "Voice and Eye in Faulkner Fiction.

Light In August by James L. Roberts

Title Light in August
Author James L. Roberts
Publisher Cliff Notes
Release Date 1968
Category Study Aids
Total Pages 68
ISBN IND:32000001374745
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cliffs Notes Presents a clear discussion and a concise interpretation of the merits and significance.

Title Light in August by William Faulkner Book Analysis
Author Bright Summaries
Publisher BrightSummaries.com
Release Date 2019-05-20
Category Study Aids
Total Pages 70
ISBN 9782808019606
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Light in August with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Light in August by William Faulkner, which centers around Lena Grove, a pregnant woman who is travelling from town to town in search of the father of her illegitimate unborn child, and Joe Christmas, a troubled, violent man whose mixed-race heritage has seen him ostracised from every community he has ever encountered. Christmas eventually finds a woman who seems prepared to accept and support him, but when she is brutally murdered, he is pursued by a bloodthirsty lynch mob. William Faulkner is widely recognised as one of the most significant American authors of the 20th century, and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1949. Find out everything you need to know about Light in August in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Title William Faulkner s Light in August
Author Harold Bloom
Publisher Chelsea House Pub
Release Date 1988
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 175
ISBN UOM:39015013399988
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Elemental Dialectic of Light and Darkness
Author Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2013-04-17
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 387
ISBN 9789401732963
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The dialectic of light and darkness studied in this collection of essays reveals itself as a primal factor of life as well as the essential element of the specifically human world. From its borderline position between physis and psyche, natural growth and techne, bios and ethos, it functions as the essential factor in all the sectors of life at large. We see its crucial role in all sectors of life while, prompted by man's creative imagination, it enhances and spurs his vital as well as societal and spiritual life. This rare collection contains studies by Thomas Ryba, Krystina Górniak-Kocikowska, Lois Oppenheim, Sydney Feshback, Eldon van Lieve, Sitansu Ray, Theodore Litman, Peter Morgan, Colette Michael, Christopher Lalonde, L. Findlay, Christopher Eykman, Beverly Schlack Randles, Jorge García-Gómez, William Haney, Sherilyn Abdoo, David Brottman, Alan Pratt, Hans Rudnick, George Scheper, Freema Gottlieb, Marlies Kronegger.

Title The Burden of the Past in Light in August by William Faulkner
Author Lisa Speidel
Publisher GRIN Verlag
Release Date 2017-10-16
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 14
ISBN 9783668548954
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,2, University of Stuttgart, language: English, abstract: As almost in all of William Faulkner’s novels in “Light in August” the past determines the present like nothing else in the whole story. Although the book is considered as primarily Christmas’ story it is noticeable that the story of Christmas life from adolescence to his present age of thirty-three just takes a few pages in the whole novel. Therefore it is likely that another point in the novel is far more important than simply the story of Christmas’ life: the past that determines the present and burdens its owners. The novel also explores issues of gender and race specifically, but these particular thematic currents intersect to become part of Faulkner’s larger inquiry concerning the nature of identity and how it is influenced by ones’ own history. The past is one of the most important facts in the whole story for half of the book is written in flashbacks, while the story itself seems to take just a small part from the whole large part. To understand Faulkner’s characters actions in the present it is necessary to understand and know their history in the past, which determines their present greatly. Although the novel explores the issues of gender and race specifically, these particular thematic actions are part of Faulkner’s larger, more all-encompassing inquiry concerning the nature of identity and how it is influenced by a families history, the society and individual lives of the protagonists. But not only the actions of the main protagonist Joe Christmas, are caused by the events in his past. Altogether there are three of Faulkner’s protagonists in “Light in August” which are prominent examples for how the past of a person can determine their actions in the present or their whole life in general. This three are for one Joe Christmas, whose troubled past determines his actions and his self-consciousness, Joanna Burden, who is namely affected by her ancestors religious beliefs and Gail Hightower, who is also affected by his ancestors history, but instead of Joanna not by religion, but the civil war. The townsfolk of Jefferson has resolved a acceptance of Reverend Hightower, Joanna Burden, and Joe Christmas, but each of these characters deliberately resists or abandons the distorting influence of a rigid social and moral order. They live their lives in solidarity because of the past, their ancestors left them as heritage and burden. [...]

Joe Christmas by Nancy Hadlich

Title Joe Christmas
Author Nancy Hadlich
Publisher GRIN Verlag
Release Date 2008-03
Category
Total Pages 40
ISBN 9783638925389
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (FASK Germersheim), course: Seminar, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: 1.Introduction ..".Here I am I am tired I am tired of running of having to carry my life like it was a basket of eggs..."(Light in August 255) These are the words of Joe Christmas at the age of thirty-six. They signify tiredness and resignation. Christmas is one of the main characters and a central figure in William Faulkner's Light in August (LIA). What causes this state of fatigue? What makes Joe Christmas give up? This paper deals with several factors that become the trigger for Joe's obvious resignation. Faulkner created a character who mainly suffers from elements like the race issue, womankind, self-destruction and society. These factors belong to a stirring complex of themes which can hardly be separated. Nevertheless, I will work on them separately in this paper in order to illustrate their connections. In Joe's case these factors are not only strongly connected, they even cause each other. All his experiences, his behavior and his environment mold Christmas into an outcast from society and push him into isolation. He becomes a kind of third-rate human being who is not able to leave the vicious circle that captures him until he is killed by Percy Grimm. Christmas embodies a constant struggle for identity which already starts in his early childhood. At the orphanage dark people call him white. On the other hand, white human beings look down on him as a nigger. This period will be dealt with in the following chapter. It introduces most of the topics belonging to Christmas' fate.

Title CliffsNotes on Faulkner s Light In August
Author James L Roberts
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 1999-03-25
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 46
ISBN 9780544182547
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This CliffsNotes guide includes everything you’ve come to expect from the trusted experts at CliffsNotes, including analysis of the most widely read literary works.

Title Twentieth Century Interpretations of Light in August
Author David L. Minter
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1970
Category
Total Pages 120
ISBN UOM:39015046831502
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Interpretations and view points by such authors as Cleanth Brooks, Malcolm Cowley, Leslie Fiedler, and others.

Closure In The Novel by Marianna Torgovnick

Title Closure in the Novel
Author Marianna Torgovnick
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2017-03-14
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9781400886616
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Drawing on a wide range of nineteenth- and twentieth-century English, French, American, and Russian novels, Marianna Torgovnick demonstrates the variety and complexity of the process by which a work reaches an appropriate conclusion. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Surviving by Henry Green

Title Surviving
Author Henry Green
Publisher New York Review of Books
Release Date 2020-04-21
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 328
ISBN 9781681374130
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A collection of short stories, journalism pieces, and various writings by the esteemed twentieth-century English novelist Henry Green. Surviving presents a miscellany of Henry Green’s writing, and is as reflective of his extraordinary and unclassifiable genius for the word as any of his great novels from Living to Loving to Nothing. Readers will find remarkable stories from the 1920s and 1930s; Green’s telling of his time in the London Fire Brigade during the Blitz; a short, unpublished play, Journey out of Spain; journalism; and the hilarious interview that Terry Southern conducted for The Paris Review. Edited by the novelist Matthew Yorke, Green’s grandson, Surviving also includes a memoir by Green’s son, Sebastian Yorke, that is a brilliant portrait of this maverick master.

William Faulkner Manuscripts by William Faulkner

Title William Faulkner Manuscripts
Author William Faulkner
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1986
Category Manuscripts, American
Total Pages 86
ISBN CHI:35635142
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Intruder In The Dust by William Faulkner

Title Intruder in the Dust
Author William Faulkner
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2011-05-18
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780307792181
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A classic Faulkner novel which explores the lives of a family of characters in the South. An aging black who has long refused to adopt the black's traditionally servile attitude is wrongfully accused of murdering a white man.