Becoming Faulkner: The Art and Life of William Faulkner

Becoming Faulkner The Art and Life of William Faulkner William Faulkner was the greatest American novelist of the twentieth century yet he lived a life marked by a pervasive sense of failure Throughout his career he remained haunted by his inability to

  • Title: Becoming Faulkner: The Art and Life of William Faulkner
  • Author: Philip Weinstein
  • ISBN: 9780195341539
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Hardcover
  • William Faulkner was the greatest American novelist of the twentieth century, yet he lived a life marked by a pervasive sense of failure Throughout his career, he remained haunted by his inability to master a series of personal and professional challenges his less than heroic military career the loss of his brother in an airplane crash a disappointing stint as a HollywWilliam Faulkner was the greatest American novelist of the twentieth century, yet he lived a life marked by a pervasive sense of failure Throughout his career, he remained haunted by his inability to master a series of personal and professional challenges his less than heroic military career the loss of his brother in an airplane crash a disappointing stint as a Hollywood screenwriter and a destructive bout with alcoholism In this imaginative biography, Philip Weinstein a leading authority on the great novelist targets Faulkner s embattled sense of self as central to both his life and his work Weinstein shows how Faulkner s troubled interactions with time, place, and history with antebellum practices and racial division take on their fullest meanings in his fiction Exploring the resonance of his own unpreparedness, Faulkner invented a singular language that captured human consciousness under stress as never before Becoming Faulkner joins Faulkner s life and art in a bold new way, giving readers a full vantage from which to better understand this twentieth century literary genius Weinstein shows how Faulkner s troubled interactions with time, place, and history with antebellum practices and southern heritage form a pattern that played out over the course of his entire life At the same time, these incidents take on their fullest meanings in his fiction It was in meditating on his failures, his own unreadiness, Weinstein argues, that Faulkner came up with his singular language, one that captured human consciousness under stress as never before His fruitless striving catapulted American literature to a new level of sophistication Narrating the events that comprised Faulkner s life, biographers have long struggled to depict his personal complexity, the paradoxes that shaped his decisions and dogged his relationships But without a consideration of the writing as well, the troubles in the life fail to reveal their deeper resonance By skillfully analyzing the work while tracing the events, Weinstein achieves a full portrait, revealing struggles that animate his life and shadows that complicate his work Becoming Faulkner thus conjoins Faulkner s life and art in a bold new way, giving readers a full vantage from which to better understand this twentieth century literary genius.

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    • “Like many Mississippians, I shied away from Faulkner, who was at once remote and right there in your own backyard, the powerful resident alien.” Barry HannahI cannot agree more with Barry Hannah's take on our Faulkner insecurities. I tried twice before I was 30 to read The Sound and the Fury and thought perhaps Faulkner was insane. Mind you, I did not study literature more than a class in university.Philip Weinstein writes The Art and Life of William Faulkner in a flowing style that kept me [...]


    • See below for my thoughts after having completed the book.After 30%:Ugh, this is giving me immense grief. This is a mini literature seminar with a teacher you detest but himself thinks he knows all. - I don't like how the book is organized - by diffuse themes, not chronologically. - I don't like the language of the author - he mimics Faulkner's own lines, but he is no Faulkner!- I don't appreciate the book's repetitiveness - of lines, of ideas and interpretations. I am looking for a biography ab [...]


    • Well, I thought this was a wonderful book.Weinstein's writing style appeals to me greatly. It was literary and poetic, and meandered back and forth as he sought, successfully in my opinion, to link Faulkner's life and writing with each other.I think this would be an engaging, thought provoking book, even for anyone who has read nothing or little by Faulkner. In my case, I am coming to the end of my Faulkner challenge for this year, 5 books read and 1 to go! I found reading this book to be a fabu [...]


    • I am new to literary biography, if that is how you refer to this work. I have read most of Faulkner’s novels, which helped, since much of what Weinstein covered were themes across groups of Faulkner’s novels. I felt I learned quite a bit and this book provided me some perspective on Faulkner’s work, but I can’t say I enjoyed it that much. I found the literary analysis a bit overdone and pretentious even while finding some value in it. I enjoyed more the segments of biography and how Faul [...]


    • Quite good. Could be 5 stars if you've read all of his early masterpieces. Four stars because there are more than the occasional spoilers. In fact, as I have not yet read Absalom, Absalom!, I found myself skipping a small (3 pages?) section that completely outlined and discussed the entire plot. Weinstein does give us the high points of Faulkner's life. He was the oldest of 4 children, he dropped out of school when he was 15, he married his childhood sweetheart but not until 10 years after she'd [...]


    • Others have complained of Weinstein's redundancy, and the reiteration of phrases and material did bother me at first. But how can you write like Hemingway & evoke Faulkner? Especially when you're teasing out support for your thesis by quoting from the man's work. There are just a few themes in this book, but they play out over the course of Faulkner's life. If you're not a fan of biographical criticism, then this isn't your cup of tea. For me, Weinstein sheds light both on the man and on the [...]


    • Winner of the 2011 C. Hugh Holman Award for the best and most significant book in Southern Literary Studies of the year! "Philip Weinsteinhas written a deeply felt, spellbinding, lyrically written tale of Faulkner's art and life, how each bred and interpenetrated the other, a dynamic dialectic of doom and hope, sex and sensibility, Southern myth and personal agonies." --Providence Journal "Weinstein acknowledges that although Faulkner would have protested this glimpse into his tormented private [...]


    • Having read all of Faulkner's novels and nearly all of his short stories, as well as the exhaustive Blotner biography, I wanted to find a book that delves more into the creative side of Faulkner's work.This is that book. Concise in its examination of the major novels (usually about 10 pages each), but also a deep examination of his mind and spirit, this academic was hard to put down, and that is a high praise indeed for an intellectually framed book. While it does cover the affairs and the acute [...]


    • The author sees the messiness of Faulkner's life "as the fertilizing loam for his novelistic soaring." Faulkner expresses what children experience, but it never left him. His technique of interior monologue--especially in The Sound and the Fury--expresses deeply the troubles that accumulate through living. For me, the analysis of technique become insightful and appalling as I acknowledge my inner messages. I recommend highly Weinstein's accounts of Faulkner's art and life for significant literar [...]


    • For anyone interested in understanding Faulkner's work as much as knowing about his personal life, this book is wonderful. As the author points out, one cannot fully understand an author of this power's work without understanding the author himself. Faulkner himself wrote in "Mosquitoes": "A book is the writer's secret life, the dark twin of the man." Weinstein names a chapter "Dark Twins" and spend a great deal exploring the many contradiction and insightful brilliance of Faulkner. I highly rec [...]


    • I found this critical biography highly readable and it reminded me both of why I liked Faulkner so much and why I stopped reading him -- besides the fact that I'd read everything at least once anyway. Iwouldn't recommend it to anybody who hasn't read Faulkner, though maybe to some who have read him and don't get him.


    • great. not so much biography as "bigraphical criticism". Faulkner is one of the greatest authors; and so it was good that Weinstein doesn't fail to show the weakness of Faulkner's weaker work when compared to his own greater work, too.



    • I never read biographies. This is more of a critical look at Faulkner's works mixed with some factoids. I approve of this. READ THE SOUND AND THE FURY! Seriously, it's the greatest.


    • This book is really aimed at people who've devoured Faulkner and want more. Unfortunately that's not me. I am a Faulkner newbie, who was looking for a readable biography. Whoops!



    • An awesome biography that demonstrates how intertwined Faulkner's art and personal life were. Terrific and insightful read!


    • all I can say is that I've read everything I can get my hands on about Faulkner, this book is at the top of my list.his life told as a page turner




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