TITLE

Recreating Faulkner: Cleanth Brooks' Use of Faulkner as New Critical Exemplar

AUTHOR(S)
McMichael, Dana W.
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
RWP: Annual of Robert Penn Warren Studies;2008, Vol. 8, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Cleanth Brooks' emphasis on textual structure helped move Faulkner criticism in new directions. Though early reviews and critical treatments of William Faulkner's works frequently speculated on his literary intentions, combed his words for various ideologies, or sought a Jamesian realism, Brooks' earliest studies of Faulkner insisted that his novels and stories be appreciated for their mastery of form. Although Brooks' later studies have received much of the attention they deserve, his earliest essays on Faulkner have been largely neglected. Cumulatively, Brooks' many articles and book-length studies of Faulkner's fiction seek to repackage him as a Modernist writer whose works are ahistorical, apolitical, and dominated by a sophisticated structure.
ACCESSION #
38907291

 

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