William Faulkner (Paperback)

First Encounters

By Cleanth Brooks

Yale University Press, 9780300033991, 242pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 1985

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/1/1999)
Paperback (12/1/1989)

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In this clear-sighted and enjoyable book, Cleanth Brooks, acknowledged to be "the best critic of our best novelist," introduces the general reader to Faulkner's most important novels and stories: The Sound and the Fury; As I lay Dying; The Hamlet; Go Down, Moses; Light in August; and Absalom, Absalom!  Brooks focuses on theme, character, and plot as well as on Faulkner's world—the fictional Yoknapatawpha County that provides a unique setting for Faulkner's tragicomic vision.