0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism

Buy Now

In Faulkner's Shadow - A Memoir (Hardcover) Loot Price: R406
Discovery Miles 4 060
You Save: R98 (19%)
In Faulkner's Shadow - A Memoir (Hardcover): Lawrence Wells

In Faulkner's Shadow - A Memoir (Hardcover)

Lawrence Wells

Series: Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography

 (sign in to rate)
List price R504 Loot Price R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 You Save R98 (19%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 7 - 11 working days

What happens when you marry into a family that includes a Nobel Prize winner who is arguably the finest American writer of the twentieth century? Lawrence Wells, author of In Faulkner's Shadow: A Memoir, fills this lively tale with stories that answer just that. In 1972, Wells married Dean Faulkner, the only niece of William Faulkner, and slowly found himself lost in the Faulkner mystique. While attempting to rebel against the overwhelming influence of his in-laws, Wells had a front-row seat to the various rivalries that sprouted between his wife and the members of her family, each of whom dealt in different ways with the challenges and expectations of carrying on a literary tradition. Beyond the family stories, Wells recounts the blossoming of a literary renaissance in Oxford, Mississippi, after William Faulkner's death. Both the town of Oxford and the larger literary world were at a loss as to who would be Faulkner's successor. During these uncertain times, Wells and his wife cofounded Yoknapatawpha Press and the quarterly literary journal the Faulkner Newsletter and Yoknapatawpha Review. In his dual role as publisher and author, Wells encountered and befriended Larry Brown, Barry Hannah, Willie Morris, and many other writers. He became both participant and observer to the deeds and misdeeds of a rowdy collection of talented authors living in Faulkner's shadow. Full of personal insights, this memoir features unforgettable characters and exciting behind-the-scene moments that reveal much about modern American letters and the southern literary tradition. It is also a love story about a courtship and marriage, and an ode to Dean Faulkner Wells and her family.

General

Imprint: University Press Of Mississippi
Country of origin: United States
Series: Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography
Release date: August 2020
Authors: Lawrence Wells
Dimensions: 216 x 140mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-1-4968-2991-7
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > General
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Communication studies > Media studies
Books > Humanities > History > History of other lands
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > General
Books > History > History of other lands
LSN: 1-4968-2991-3
Barcode: 9781496829917

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners