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Faulkner: A Biography (2 Volumes)

Blotner, Joseph

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ISBN 10: 039447452X / ISBN 13: 9780394474526
Published by Random House, 1974
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New York: Random House, 1974. First Edition. Hardcovers. Complete in two volumes. Very good, in a very good slipcase. Spines with a bit of rubbing, just a trace of spotting; Volume One with one corner slightly bumped; Volume Two spine lightly pushed in. Slipcase with minor shelf-wear, a bit of sticker residue on top. Signed by author Joseph Blotner on title page of Volume One. Bookseller Inventory # 033776

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Title: Faulkner: A Biography (2 Volumes)

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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William Faulkner (1897-1962) remains the pre-eminent literary chronicler of the American South and a giant of American arts and letters. Creatively obsessed with problems of race, identity, power, politics, and family dynamics, he wrote novels, stories, and lectures that continue to shape our understanding of the region's promises and problems. His experiments and inventions in form and style have influenced generations of writers.

Originally published in 1974 as a two-volume edition and extensively updated and condensed in a 1991 reissue, Joseph Blotner's Faulkner: A Biography remains the quintessential resource on the Nobel laureate's life and work. The Chicago Tribune said, "This is an overwhelming book, indispensable for anyone interested in the life and works of our greatest contemporary novelist." That invaluable 1991 edition is now back in print.

Blotner, a friend and one-time colleague of Faulkner's, brings a vivid, personalized tone to the biography, as well as a sense of masterful, comprehensive scholarship. Using letters, inter-views, reminiscences, critical work, and other primary sources, Blotner creates a detailed and nuanced portrait of Faulkner from his birth to his death. The revision of the original 1974 biography incorporates commentary on the plethora of Faulkner criticism, family memoirs, and posthumously published works that appeared in the wake of the first version. It also examines collections of letters and other materials that only came to light after the original publication.

Featuring a detailed chronology of Faulkner's life and a genealogical chart of his family, Faulkner is authoritative and essential both for literary scholars and for anyone wanting to know about the life of one of the nation's foremost authors. Blotner's masterpiece is the template for all biographical work on the acclaimed writer.

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The classic, definitive biography of William Faulkner

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