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Paperback Absalom, Absalom!: The Questioning of Fictions (Twayne's Masterwork Studies) Book

ISBN: 0805781161

ISBN13: 9780805781168

Absalom, Absalom!: The Questioning of Fictions (Twayne's Masterwork Studies)

(Book #76 in the Twayne's Masterwork Studies Series)

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This book brings a wide range of contemporary critical methods to bear on Faulkner's classic, including structuralism, psychoanalysis, feminism, and cultural and social historicism.

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Enlarged and reinforced my appreciation of "Absalom, Absalom!". However, it also raised some questions. Why is Sutpen so abhorred at the taint of black blood in his line? Presumably all he wants is the big plantation, money, power, wealth. And Faulkner indicates he was raised in West Virginia with no prejudice against blacks, in a slaveless world. He of all people should stand outside this. Yet we first see him with blacks as his property.
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