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He doesn't hate the South, for hate, in Shreve's terms, is too simple a word. But
hate, as we know, is the other face of love; and in Quentin's—and Faulkner's—
attitude to the South both love and hate—love-hate—are involved. The relation of
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 ...
The novel seems to be presented as the rendering of a situation that is
specifically of the South, and Milton seems to be meant as in some way a
representation of, so to say, the Southern man. There is an interesting comment
on this in the ...
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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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