Faulkner and Print Culture (Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha) (Paperback)

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By Jay Watson (Editor), Jaime Harker (Editor), James G. Thomas (Editor)
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With contributions by Greg Barnhisel, John N. Duvall, Kristin Fujie, Sarah E. Gardner, Jaime Harker, Kristi Rowan Humphreys, Robert Jackson, Mary A. Knighton, Jennifer Nolan, Carl Rollyson, Tim A. Ryan, Jay Satterfield, Erin A. Smith, Jay Watson, and Yung-Hsing Wu

William Faulkner's first ventures into print culture began far from the world of highbrow New York publishing houses such as Boni & Liveright or Random House and little magazines such as the Double Dealer. With that diverse publishing history in mind, this collection explores Faulkner's multifaceted engagements, as writer and reader, with the US and international print cultures of his era, along with how these cultures have mediated his relationship with various twentieth- and twenty-first-century audiences.

These essays address the place of Faulkner and his writings in the creation, design, publishing, marketing, reception, and collecting of books; in the culture of twentieth-century magazines, journals, newspapers, and other periodicals (from pulp to avant-garde); in the history of modern readers and readerships; and in the construction and cultural politics of literary authorship.

Several contributors focus on Faulkner's sensational 1931 novel Sanctuary to illustrate the author's multifaceted relationship to the print ecology of his time, tracing the novel's path from the wellsprings of Faulkner's artistic vision to the novel's reception among reviewers, tastemakers, intellectuals, and other readers of the early 1930s. Other essayists discuss Faulkner's early notices, the Saturday Review of Literature, Saturday Evening Post, men's magazines of the 1950s, and Cold War modernism.

About the Author


Jay Watson is Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies and Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Mississippi. He is author of many publications, including William Faulkner and the Faces of Modernity and Forensic Fictions: The Lawyer Figure in Faulkner, and coeditor of several volumes in University Press of Mississippi's Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Series. Jaime Harker is professor of literature and director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi and author of America the Middlebrow: Women's Novels, Progressivism, and Middlebrow Authorship between the Wars; Middlebrow Queer: Christopher Isherwood in America; and The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women In Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon. James G. Thomas, Jr., is associate director at the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture. He is an editor of a variety of works that focus on the American South, including The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture and The Mississippi Encyclopedia.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781496825704
ISBN-10: 1496825705
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication Date: December 30th, 2019
Pages: 274
Language: English
Series: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha