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So much for the image of the South in its feudal aspect. Here, I suspect
unwittingly, Caroline Gordon exposes the moral corruption that was fundamental
to Southern society, the negation of human rights on which it was based. But no
Quentin Compson is not Faulkner, yet it is difficult not to make the reference to
Faulkner himself, so intense, so passionate, is Quentin's reaction to Shreve's
question. He doesn't hate the South, for hate, in Shreve's terms, is too simple a
It is refused him; and herein lies Faulkner's diagnosis and criticism of the South.
Sutpen is a symbolic figure. In a sense, he is the South ; that he has built his great
house and established himself in a very short time is merely the dramatic ...
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As with the predecessor, 'Tradition and Dream' is just a great piece of literary history. But it's better than the earlier history (which dealt with English fiction until about 1914) for a few reasons ... Read full review
The Southern Novel Between the Wars
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