Fall for 2009-2010
This course will investigate one of the greatest American literary achievements of the modern era. We will begin with Go Down, Moses, a collection of interrelated short stories as an entree into the world of Faulkner. Subsequently, we will read and discuss, in chronological order, the major works of Faulkner’s most prolific years: The Sound and the Fury; Sanctuary; As I Lay Dying; Light in August; and Absalom, Absalom. We will discuss these works in terms of predominant themes, psychological and sociological, and Faulkner’s corresponding experimentation in a rich variety of literary techniques. We will also view and discuss The Reivers in movie form. Requirements: a mid-term examination, two 5 page papers and one 10-12 page final paper (or a journal).
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