The Resource One matchless time : a life of William Faulkner, Jay Parini

One matchless time : a life of William Faulkner, Jay Parini

Label
One matchless time : a life of William Faulkner
Title
One matchless time
Title remainder
a life of William Faulkner
Statement of responsibility
Jay Parini
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "One Matchless time is an evocation of William Faulkner's life and work. From his birth in 1897 in Mississippi to his death sixty-five years later, Faulkner spent almost his entire life on this one small patch of land, the "significant soil" from which all his fiction grew. Jay Parini paints an intimate picture of Faulkner's Mississippi world and shows how the artist transformed this raw material into Yoknapatawpha County, a place of pure imagination." "Between 1928 and 1942, during what Faulkner called his "one matchless time," a period of wild inspiration when characters and stories came to him mysteriously and in abundance, he published more than half a dozen masterpieces, including the novels The Sound and the Fury; As I Lay Dying; Sanctuary; Light in August; Absalom, Absalom!; The Wild Palms; Go Down, Moses; and The Hamlet. This is an astonishing achievement without equal in American literature."
  • "Parini, who has taught Faulkner's work to students for nearly thirty years, brings to life this writer's complex fictional world in the context of his life, using the one to illuminate the other. He uses letters and memoirs unavailable to earlier biographers as well as interviews he had with Faulkner's daughter and several of his lovers. His William Faulkner is an immensely gifted, obsessive artist plagued by alcoholism and a bad marriage, but someone who rose above his limitations to become a figure of major importance on the stage of world literature."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Describes the life and work of the twentieth-century author of "As I Lay Dying," who struggled to rise above such challenges as a difficult marriage and alcoholism
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2004.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
156443
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parini, Jay
Dewey number
813.52
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3511.A86
LC item number
Z9445 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Faulkner, William
  • Novelists, American
Target audience
general
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a life of William Faulkner
Label
One matchless time : a life of William Faulkner, Jay Parini
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography, p. [455]-461
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 492 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780060935559
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004042891
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780066210728
Label
One matchless time : a life of William Faulkner, Jay Parini
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography, p. [455]-461
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 492 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780060935559
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004042891
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780066210728

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